Arson Suspect Turns Himself In

Police say a man wanted for trying to burn his girlfirend's home down has turned himself in to authorities.

Winterville police say Sandra Roach and several children escaped any harm from the fire.

Pernell Mosley is charged with first degree arson and communicating threats charges.

Monday morning officers went to Roach's home on Mill Street where they found the front porch on fire. Police say the 35-year-old woman was awakened by the flames and officers were able to put out the fire.

Police say earlier in the day the 43-year-old Mosley threatened to burn down the house and kill the woman. Currently there is no picture or further description of the suspect.


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  • by Dave on Mar 3, 2009 at 07:37 AM
    I guess you could say that he was "feeling the heat."
  • by Cat Location: Gboro on Mar 3, 2009 at 01:23 AM
    Renada.. 1st off.. Wow. 2nd, she can't just magically be charged. He would have to pursue the charges then leave her alone & not respond to her calls. If he went to the movies with her, then maybe that could be considered sending mixed messages. You can't scream that you want nothing to do with someone, then go out on a frick'n date with them! She sounds a little obsessive, & that sucks, but he went straight psycho when he chose to try to burn the house down! & with kids in the house????? How can you even begin to justify that?! Idc if she blew his phone up 24/7! HE should have taken charges out against her, & then got his number changed. Get real chick. She was wrong, but he was just NUTZ!
  • by Kathy Location: Washington on Mar 2, 2009 at 09:02 PM
    OMG - have you girls ever seen the inside of a school? english grammar class or anything? I'm embarrassed for you.
  • by Just a girl Location: wmst on Mar 2, 2009 at 05:19 PM
    Sounds to me that renada is jealous of her. She must be the other someone else. Don't make excuses, that was very stupid of him to do, there were innocent kids in that house.
  • by unknown Location: winterville on Mar 2, 2009 at 04:06 PM
    for Renada..... what athat men needs to do if he a temper problem and the girl keeps calling him is CHANGE HIS NUMBER OR STOP ANSWERING THE PHONE!!!!! no one had a gun to his head to answer the phone I wouldn't think... the big problem here is the man want leave the girl along and keeps coming around, if he has a problem with anger problems then maybe he might want to seek some help.... just becasue she calls him and comes and picks him up that doesn't give him any good reason to come to her house at 1:30 in the morning and attempt to burn her house down with her kids inside..... THAT IS JUST STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111
  • by renada Location: greenville on Mar 2, 2009 at 03:23 PM
    everyone is not seeing or hearing the whole truth about this.this women called him and fussed him out for being with someone else and she knew what she was saying would make him mad cause she do that all the time. he was trying to leave her alone but she kept calling to come over and then she would start argument with him.she moved from greenville to get away from him but started back calling looking for him.when he gave in thats when everything started.yes he was wrong but she is too.if the women like her would stop doing crazy stuff then the men that has short temper wouldn't do these bad things to them.she need to be charged also cause they have been to court for this type of stuff in the past and he was not surppose to be around her but she kept calling him or picking him up so he could.so that mean she is a bigger sick jerk than he is.what about the movies they went to on friday when she picked him up from my house. from his family that knows all.
  • by Wilma Location: dugaduga, OK on Mar 2, 2009 at 01:50 PM
    This genius is a few beers short of a six-pack.
  • by betty Location: cortland on Mar 2, 2009 at 12:59 PM
    Hopefully he'll go and stay in jail for a long time. He could of killed those children and their mother. Sick jerk.
  • by Margaret Location: Kinston on Mar 2, 2009 at 12:31 PM
    What in the world was this man thinking!!!! Their were Kids in that house, I hope they lock him up for along time!!!!!!!
  • by peedee the pirate Location: Minges on Mar 2, 2009 at 08:51 AM
    ARRRRRRGGGHHHHHHH 1ST YE MATEY!!
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