Police: ex-girlfriend’s revenge leads to arson charges


Police believe a recent arson in Chambersburg was the result of a woman trying to get her ex-boyfriend killed.

Tracey Dodd, 42, was charged with first-degree solicitation of murder, along with Michael McClure, 21, who faces the same murder solicitation charge in addition to arson.

The fire happened in April on the 1000 block of South Fourth Street. Investigators say Dodd hired McClure to start a fire on a wheelchair ramp in the back of the home, where her ex-boyfriend lives. Police used surveillance footage from the home to make the arrest.

“Through the conduct of that investigation, we were able to identify one subject from the photos and the video images the victim and resident had collected…led to a plot involving solicitation to commit homicide on her behalf,” said Detective Sgt. Jon Greenawalt of the Chambersburg Police Department.

Both Dodd and McClure are being held without bail. Dodd’s preliminary hearing is set for next week, and McClure will face a judge in July.

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