Candice Lynn Gagne

A Catoosa County woman was arrested for allegedly setting her husband’s motorcycle on fire in the family’s garage while their children were inside the home.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Candice Lynn Gagne, 30, of 198 Benton Drive in Ringgold, was arrested July 24 on charges of reckless conduct, second-degree criminal damage to property, and second-degree arson.

Gagne was released from jail later that day.

Around 9:50 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, Lt. Anthony Lawson responded to the 198 Benton Drive regarding a domestic dispute.

Lawson spoke with Gagne’s husband, who stated he left the residence to get away from his wife and returned to find his motorcycle on fire in the garage.

“Mr. Gagne returned and observed the motorcycle on fire in the garage,” Lawson said. “Mr. Gagne extinguished the fire with a water hose.”

When questioning Gagne about the incident, she said she and her husband had been arguing for the past couple of hours, reports show.

Gagne claimed her husband tried to run her over when he left the residence.

“I did not observe any visible injuries on Ms. Gagne consistent with being run over by a vehicle,” Lawson said. “Ms. Gagne stated that when Mr. Gagne left, she intentionally turned the motorcycle over and set fire to it while it was in the attached garage.”

It was also discovered that the couple’s three children and niece were in the home when Gagne set the bike on fire.

Adam Cook is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He has been a reporter since 2009. He can be reached at The Catoosa County News office at 706-935-2621 and by email at acook@npco.com.

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