Stockbridge city council member accused of setting husband's clothes on fire

A Stockbridge city councilwoman is accused of setting her husband’s clothes on fire.

Henry County police arrested Lakeisha Gantt, 39, Wednesday on a third degree arson charge.

Police told FOX 5 Gantt’s husband called them to the couple’s Monarch Village home Wednesday afternoon. Responding officers said they found a pile of male clothing smoldering in the garage.

Investigators said they’ve reduced the arson charge to a charge of misdemeanor criminal trespass.

FOX 5’s Aungelique Proctor reached out Stockbridge City Council and heard back from City Manager Michael Harris.

“The City was saddened to receive the news about Councilwoman Gantt’s personal crisis. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family,” Harris said. “The City will be making no further comment on this matter at this time.”

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