Truro woman charged with arson relased on bail

Published on June 8, 2017

A Truro woman is facing arson charges in relation to a May 28 fire at the house pictured above on Laurie Street. The house containing four apartments was extensively damaged by the fire.


TRURO, N.S.  - A Truro woman charged with arson is to return to court July 18 to enter an election and plea.

Melanie Barbara Banita Deagle, 27, is charged with two counts of arson involving both disregard for human life and damage to property. The charges stem from a fire that occurred in a two-storey residence at 18 Laurie St., late on the night of May 28 and which resulted in residents being forced out of their apartments and subsequently receiving assistance from the Red Cross.

Deagle was released from custody following a bail hearing Thursday in which two individuals posted non-deposit sureties totaling $5,000.

Her release conditions include residing at 18 Village Street., Apt., 4, in Bible Hill, keeping the peace and adhering to a daily curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Deagle is also not permitted to possess or consume alcohol or illicit drugs and is banned from having contact with four individuals named in court documents.

She is also facing a charge from April 27 of breaching a court undertaking by consuming alcohol or other intoxicating substances.