Woman accused of arson in North Avondale building fire arrested, court docs say

Cincinnati Fire Department trying to identify arson suspect
Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 8:29 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 22, 2021 at 8:49 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A woman who Cincinnati fire officials say was caught on video dousing a North Avondale building with lighter fluid to ignite a fire is under arrest.

Cincinnati police and fire officials released video they say shows Jatoy Mathis, 30, on Aug. 26 in the 3800 block of Reading Road.

Jatoya Mathis
Jatoya Mathis(Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

A national warrant for her arrest was put out and authorities widely circulated the video in the hopes of finding her.

It took nearly two months, but Mathis was taken into custody Thursday on two counts of aggravated arson, court records show.

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