An arrest warrant says Colethia Williams lied to investigators and that she was actually at her boyfriend's when a fire broke out at her home killing three of her four children.
She reportedly told police that she was out of the house because she went to aNapier Avenueconvenience store for medicine.
The warrant says she also lied about her boyfriend's name; she said it was "Michael Jackson."
Police say Williams was apparently not home when the fire broke out around 1:30 a.m., on Sunday, Feb. 24.
A policenews release says she left four youngsters alone "long enough for a structure fire to engulf the residence."
Thewarrant was issued Tuesday for Williams and she was arrested around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The fire happened on James Street in Macon.
Three children died: Daija, age 7; Nykhiya, age 10; and Jammarian, age 9.
The fourth child, 3-year-old J'Lon, suffered burns and was taken to the Augusta Burn Center for several days.
According to a news release, she faces three counts of felony murder, four counts of child cruelty in the second degree and one count of felony false statements.
Fire Chief Marvin Riggins said he believes the fire on James Street was accidental. It apparently broke out in a room where nobody was sleeping.