Gainesville woman charged with arson after police say camera caught her setting fire

Delia Roundtree is charged with second-degree arson. Photo: Alachua County Jail.

Gainesville Police arrested a 56-year-old woman today accused of setting fire to a vacant house Monday night.

Delia Marie Roundtree of Gainesville is charged with second-degree arson after a fire damaged the house at 6725 NW 30th Terrace around 9 p.m..

An arrest report says the owner of the house put cameras on the property recently after someone tried to set fire to the house in February and August. The report says the cameras "clearly" caught Roundtree at the rear of the home, within inches where the fire started. The photos also show her leaving the area just moments before the fire erupted, the report says.

Investigators say Roundtree initially denied being on the property but later admitted the photos were her. The report says Roundtree said she and the homeowner used to be friends but had several arguments.

She's being held at the Alachua County Jail pending a bond hearing.

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