Woman arrested for trespassing at Cypress Lake

Woman arrested for trespassing at Cypress Lake


A Ridgeland woman was arrested for trespassing in Madison two days after her Ridgeland townhouse burned early last month.

The woman, Danett Adia Dillon, 44, 583 Boardwalk Boulevard, Ridgeland, was arrested and charged with trespassing.

She was arrested for trespassing after a warning from a residence in the Cypress Lake subdivision on Oct. 9, at 10:25 a.m., according to Madison Police Captain Kevin Newman.  

MPD Lt. Micah Taylor said MPD does not know the relationship between the homeowner and Dillon or if they even knew each other. According to Taylor, Dillon used to own the home and now it is believed that the bank owns the property and the victim leases the property.

“There was a previous incident earlier in October where Ms. Dillon was verbally trespassed from the residence,” Taylor said. “The arrest incident is when Ms. Dillon arrived back at the residence and the current resident signed charges on Ms. Dillon for trespassing.”  

The matter is now in the hands of Madison Municipal Court. Following her arrest on Oct. 9, Dillon was given a $500 bond and transported to the Madison County Detention Center where she remains in custody, according to jail records.

Her arrest comes two days after her Ridgeland townhouse caught fire and burned. RFD received a call reporting the fire at 583 Boardwalk Blvd., on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 6:01 p.m.

“They were able to knock down the fire pretty quickly,” said Fire Chief Matt Bailey. “After that, they were probably on the scene another two or three hours making sure the fire did not rekindle.”

Bailey said that no one is believed to have been home at the time of the blaze and no injuries have been reported. The adjoining units were not damaged. 

Bailey said the call came from a neighbor.

“This is an ongoing investigation,” he said.

The investigation has been turned over to the state Fire Marshall, Bailey said.

Public Works Director Alan Hart said the city gives property owners 90 days to clean up a property following a fire. He noted that there are generally complicating factors as insurance companies and state investigators are involved but said that the city starts with the 90-day notice.

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