Woman charged after man dies in Nash County mobile home fire

NASH COUNTY (WTVD) -- The Nash County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was found dead in a mobile home fire.

The incident happened Tuesday morning on Strickland Road in Bailey.

Crews were called to the scene to investigate a suspicious fire.

Upon arrival, they found 59-year-old Marcelino Ponce-Gonzales dead inside the residence.

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After a brief investigation, officials arrested 32-year-old Alayna Renee Sherrod.

She was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree arson.

Officials said the pair were friends and both lived in the home.

They said two children were inside of the home at the time of the fire but were able to get out safely.
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