West Palm woman charged with arson, attempted murder in firebomb attack on car


West Palm Beach woman was arrested Thursday morning on attempted murder and arson charges in connection to a firebomb attack on a car last week.  

Latoya Tivan Fleming, 33, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charges that include attempted first-degree murder, second-degree arson and possessing an incendiary device.

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The alleged incident happened shortly after 7 a.m. July 6 at the Paradise Cove apartment complex, on the 1400 block of The Pointe Drive near Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard.

According to police records, Fleming’s estranged husband and another woman were seated in a Cadillac that morning  when Fleming and at least one other person approached in another vehicle, a black Nissan Murano.

One person got out of the Nissan and threw a brick through the Cadillac’s rear windshield, police said. The same person reportedly then threw two “ignited objects” into the vehicle as Fleming yelled something at its occupants.

The man and woman escaped in the Cadillac before the fire spread. Police are still searching for a second suspect.

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Fleming’s estranged husband told investigators he and Fleming have had a child-custody dispute. Court records show the couple began divorce proceedings in May 2017, with a resolution still pending. 

Fleming’s accuser told police he filed a report the night before the incident, alleging that he had been threatened. 


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