Photo: Jade N. McCoy
CONCORD — A woman on probation for an arson conviction has been arrested on suspicion of setting another fire. She is also under investigation for other recent fires in Contra Costa County.
The suspect is 27-year-old Jade N. McCoy, a transient who frequently roams around Concord. McCoy was arrested on June 8, near Olivera Road and Esperanza Drive.
Investigators from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) and Concord Police Department conducted a joint investigation. Concord police were assisted by California Highway Patrol.
McCoy was arrested on suspicion of setting an RV ablaze on June 8, which was reported at 3:27 p.m. The RV was parked on Port Chicago Highway, under a Highway 4 overpass.
McCoy was living in the RV with her boyfriend and two other persons. She allegedly set the fire, after she argued with the two other persons.
The RV was destroyed by the fire. It was extinguished by firefighters from Con Fire and federal firefighters from the Military Ocean Terminal Concord.
McCoy was seen in the vicinity at the time of the fire, and she was questioned by first responders. After being booked at the Martinez Detention Facility, she was interviewed a second time by Con Fire investigators.
McCoy is charged with arson of an inhabited structure. She remains in custody ineligible for release on bond.
She was on probation for an arson conviction in 2019. Moreover, she is being investigated for possible involvement in other arson crimes in Contra Costa County.