Shalana Kay Gray, the 40-year-old Jasper woman accused of a being a co-conspirator in a case involving the burglary and arson of a home in March of this year, is in jail. Gray was arrested earlier this week after she reportedly failed to appear in County Court on lessor charge accusing her of Evading Arrest.
Bond on Gray was denied on the charge of Evading Arrest. However, bond on the other charges of Burglary of a Building, Burglary of a Habitation, and Possession of a Controlled Substance was set at a total of $265,000.00.
District Attorney Anne Pickle said Wednesday that plans were to bring the cases against Gray to trial in October of this year.
The other defendant in the case, Michael Wade Foy, Jr., also of Jasper, was sentenced last week to 25 years in prison after he agreed to a plea deal on charges of Burglary with Intent to Commit Arson and also Burglary of a Habitation.
The crime occurred at a home on Garland Smith Road. Firefighters and deputies became suspicious because both a house and a vehicle burned, although the two were a considerable distance away from each other.
Ironically, officers said that as they were investigating the burglary and fire on the following day, Foy and Gray drove up in a vehicle, which allegedly contained items that had been stolen from the home, which resulted in their being identified as suspects in the case.