D.C. Woman Charged with Arson in Clements Car Fire

October 31, 2016
Tierra Monique Preston, 28, of Washington D.C.

Tierra Monique Preston, 28, of Washington D.C.

Deputy State Fire Marshals concluded a vehicle fire investigation with the arrest of the owner of the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta located on fire in a field near 37955 Manor Road in Clements, on October 4, 2016.

Investigators determined the vehicle owner, Tierra Monique Preston, 28, of Washington D.C. was responsible for intentionally setting her car on fire.

Preston initially told investigators she had been carjacked in Suitland, prior to the car being located on fire in the field.

Her statement was determined to be false and Preston was arrested in Howard County.

Preston was charged with Arson 2nd Degree, Conspiracy Arson 2nd Degree, Malicious Burning / Fraud and Malicious Destruction of Property.

Preston was transferred to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.

Tierra Monique Preston, 28, of Washington D.C.

Tierra Monique Preston, 28, of Washington D.C.

 

10 Responses to D.C. Woman Charged with Arson in Clements Car Fire

  1. Anonymous on October 31, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Was the car used in a crime and she was trying to destroy evidence? Or did she just not want to make payments anymore?

    Day’um Gurl…now you out a car AND in jail!…and you still probably owe the bank the cost of the car!

  2. Anonymous on October 31, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Smart, now the insurance company won’t pay for the damage so basically she doesn’t have a car, the insurance company keeps her money and won’t insure her again, she is still on the hook for car payments, and she has a criminal record. Maybe she should have thought this through before she tried to commit insurance fraud.

    • xMosquito on October 31, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      The reason we all pay high insurance rates = fraud.
      The jail time will never be enough

    • Anonymous on November 1, 2016 at 5:53 am

      If she can find ANYONE to insure her again, it’ll cost her a fortune!

  3. Little Dookie on October 31, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    No one has ever thought of this before. Her plan was genius!

  4. Tell You What on October 31, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Trying to avoid being repo’d? Just set your car on fire. Way to go genius

  5. Anonymous on October 31, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Oldest insurance scam in the book, back in the day folks got away with this type of crime, those days are over!

  6. Roger on November 1, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Good job moron. If you couldn’t afford the car, you should’ve taken the keys to the bank and told them as much. You would be in a much better place right now.

    • Anonymous on November 1, 2016 at 8:44 am

      Sound advice.

  7. Reality on November 2, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Dindu Nuffin