Boyfriend of woman who died in fire arrested in Carson City

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Mobile home fire on E. Sahara Ave. near Hollywood Blvd. on Nov. 10 ,2021.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The boyfriend of a woman who died in an east Las Vegas valley fire is now facing charges in that case.

Shyhelee Coleman, 35, was taken into custody Tuesday in Carson City, Nevada, and is due to appear in court on Friday.

Metro police say Coleman is responsible for the Nov. 10 fire in a mobile home on East Sahara Avenue near Hollywood Boulevard that killed 35-year-old Melynda Bown and her three dogs. Other people were able to escape the home.

According to Lt. Ray Spencer, police had responded to the trailer — hours prior to the fire — for a domestic disturbance involving Coleman and Bown.

Coleman faces one count of first-degree arson, three counts of attempted murder, and three counts of willful killing of an animal.

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