Milan woman indicted, charged in arson of own home

 Milan woman indicted, charged in arson of own home

Megan Hayes Smith

A Gibson County woman is facing charges in connection with a 2020 fire at her home.

TBI spokesperson Keli McAlister says 43-year-old Megan Hayes Smith was arrested last Thursday after the Gibson County Grand Jury returned indictments charging her with Aggravated Arson and Fraudulent Insurance Claims.

The charges stem from an investigation by the Gibson County Fire Department into a residential fire August 7, 2020 on James Burrow Road in Milan.

Smith, the homeowner, along with three others who were in the house at the time of the fire, were able to escape without injury.

McAlister says during the course of the investigation, agents developed information leading to Smith as the individual responsible for the fire.

Smith is being held in the Gibson County Jail on a $50,000 bond.