Arson suspected in Stockbridge house fire

Damage estimated at $60,000

Lisa Hantz

Lisa Hantz

A Stockbridge woman is accused of setting her ex-husband’s clothes, and home, on fire.

Lisa Hantz appeared before Henry County Magistrate Court Judge Wesley Shannon, Wednesday, after she was arrested, Tuesday, for the blaze. Hantz, 42, is charged with first-degree arson.

Judge Shannon set a $25,000 bond for Hantz, who bailed out of jail the same day.

Officials said the damage caused by the fire is estimated at $60,000.

The blaze occurred inside a detached garage on Iron Horse Way, in Stockbridge.

According to the arrest warrant for Hantz: “[the] defendant knowingly damaged a residence, which was insured against damage by fire by victim State Farm Insurance Company, and being ... Iron Horse Way in Stockbridge. Along with various musical instruments and other personal property of victim, by fire, when defendant setting fire to a pile of paper and cloth in the garage of the residence, all without the consent of the victim. Defendant and victim ... were formerly married.”

This case is under investigation by the Henry County Fire Department and the Henry County District Attorney's Office, according to fire officials.