An Ellis County grand jury has indicted a Waxahachie woman on an arson charge relating to a March 1 fire.

Ruby Ann Myers, 45, formerly of Ennis, remains in custody at Wayne McCollum Detention Center on a $75,000 bond.

According to reports, firefighters responded to 118 McClain St., finding an older, one-story wood frame residence in flames. The late-night fire totaled the structure, with damages set at about $25,000 for the building and about $5,000 for the contents.

The fire was deemed suspicious, with the resulting investigation leading to Myers’ arrest.

“There was no reason for the fire to have started where it started at,” Fire Marshal Dennis Crecelius said. “I also had witnesses there who heard her make the statement she was going to burn the house.”

Myers has denied making any statement, Crecelius said, noting no one was injured in the fire.

Dallas men face multiple charges

Two Dallas men were indicted this week on multiple charges.

Christopher James Nealy and Wilbur Griffith III are co-defendants in an April 20 case out of Ennis, in which they both face charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated kidnapping.

Chief felony prosecutor Don Maxfield said the two men allegedly fired a weapon at a male victim on the Interstate 45 access road near the Shell service station. Nealy, 18, and Griffith, 19, then allegedly accosted another man and demanded that he give them a ride to Dallas, Maxfield said, saying Ennis police pulled the vehicle over and took the two into custody without further incident.

Nealy also was indicted on two other charges: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon relating to the shooting of a man in Ennis on Jan. 9 and robbery relating to a May 26 incident at the Ellis County jail after he was in custody for the April 20 case.

The robbery indictment alleges Nealy tried to take property away from another inmate, striking him and choking him in the process.

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