Greenville mom accused of setting fire to apartment with her kids inside

Mykia Hardy
Mykia Hardy(Pitt County jail/WITN)
Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 10:21 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 24, 2023 at 1:43 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A Greenville woman is facing arson and child abuse charges after police say she set fire to her apartment while her young children were inside.

Mykia Hardy is charged with first degree arson and two counts of child abuse.

Greenville police said the fire happened shortly after midnight in the 600 block of Glendale Court.

Hardy admitted to setting fire to her apartment while her two children, ages 4 and 8 years old, were inside, according to police.

Officers say the woman left with her children before first responders arrived, and that all three later returned to the scene.

No one was injured in the fire.

The 28-year-old woman is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Her children are currently with family, but police say the Department of Social Services has been contacted about the case.