Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Waterford Police Chief Dan Cormaney reported a woman arrested for an arson at a residence Sunday night.
Jonna Rutterow, F/28, was charged with 2nd degree Aggravated Arson for starting a fire at the home she shared with her boyfriend on the 900 block of Old White Horse Pike.
It is alleged Rutterow used lighter fluid as an accelerant in a bedroom of the rancher-style home. Police were the first to respond to the scene at 11:54 p.m. and flames were already visible through the roof when they arrived. The fire significantly damaged the inside of the home.
Rutterow’s boyfriend was found uninjured on the property. He believed Rutterow may have been inside the home. A search for Rutterow began, and five hours after police arrived, Rutterow walked out of woods near the property where she had been hiding.
Neighbors informed police the couple engaged in a domestic dispute earlier Sunday, but police were not called to respond to that incident.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are innocent unless and until convicted in a court of law.