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Woman accused of setting house on fire before ripping off her toe nail and stripping

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INMAN, S.C. — An Inman woman is accused of trying to set a house on fire, before ripping off her toe nail and stripping naked.

Sherri Lynn Shockley was charged with third-degree arson (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)

Sherri Lynn Shockley was charged with third-degree arson (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)

Sherri Lynn Shockley, 53, has been charged with third-degree arson, WHNS reported.

Shockley is accused of setting a fire on Sept. 6 that damaged a home on Foster Road where she was living at the time.

Shockley was booked into jail on Thursday.

According to an incident report, a Spartanburg County deputy was dispatched Sept. 6 to an arson in progress.

Shockley’s daughter told a 911 dispatcher that her mother was trying to burn down the house, the report states.

The deputy arrived on scene and reportedly found Shockley welding a screwdriver and her son-in-law holding her down. Shockley continued to struggle with the deputy before she was restrained. She later refused to walk to the patrol car.

Firefighters responded to fight the fire.

Meanwhile, Shockley was placed into the patrol car and taken to a hospital.

But after arriving at the hospital, deputies say Shockley refused to walk inside. Hospital security helped the deputy carry her inside the building, the report states.

Once inside, the deputy noticed that one of Shockley’s big toes was bleeding, the report states. A bandage was applied to her toe.

The deputy decontaminated the patrol vehicle and returned to photograph Shockley’s injury, but was told by hospital security that she had ripped off the nail of her big toe and had been placed in a secure room where she had removed all her clothing.