On December 30, White County Dispatch received a 911 call from Anthony Pass of Crossville regarding smoke coming from a residence at 404 4th Street in Crossville. Deputy Sheriff Randy Graves responded to the scene. When he arrived, he spoke with victim and witness Brad Maier. Brad stated Rebecca Maier was still in the residence. He said Rebecca had lit the curtains on fire in multiple places in an attempt to burn the residence down. He said she was still in the house and had locked the doors. He thought he may have put the fire out before he exited, but did not know if she had started any more inside the residence.
The Deputy finally gained access to the mobile home. He smelled smoke coming from the residence and the door and a chair was pushed up against the door knob. He had to kick the door several times to gain entrance. When he got in, the residence was filled with heavy smoke. He found Rebecca Maier standing in the hallway near the bedroom. He removed her from the residence.
The White County ambulance service checked out Rebecca Maier. The fire department opened all the doors and windows to clear the smoke. There were no more fires to extinguish.
Rebecca Maier was arrested for Aggravated Arson, Domestic Battery, and Disorderly Conduct.