Deputies Arrest a Suspect after a Fire was Intentionally Set in Detroit

Posted on July 4, 2023

On Monday, July 3, 2023, at about 6:11 PM, Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a female subject who had started a fire near Britenbush Rd and Front St in the community of Detroit.  Deputy Larned arrived within a couple minutes of the call and was able to locate the person responsible, after an extensive search for her, due to the great community involvement.  She was ultimately taken into custody without any further incident.  She was identified as Terri Heath, 40 years of age, from Ohio. Heath was taken to the Marion County Jail where she was lodged on criminal charges of arson in the second degree and escape.

The Detroit-Idanha Fire Department responded and was able to get the fire contained and ultimately extinguished, which had a lot to do with the community helping to put water on the fire until the fire department arrived.  There were no injuries because of the fire or loss of property.

Deputy Larned is asking for the communities help and to contact him if you took video or any pictures of Heath as she was setting the grass on fire or if you just witnessed this crime.  Deputy Larned can be reached at“> and or his work cell at 503-983-3080.

We would like to thank our partner agencies of Detroit-Idanha Fire Department, METCOM 911 & Willamette Valley Communications Center (WVCC) as well as Linn County Sheriff’s Office.


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