Bond set for woman accused of setting man’s house on fire

Bond set for woman accused of setting man’s house on fire
Deveta Unleta Hurst, 32, Jonesboro Arson (4/12) (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Jonesboro woman was in court Wednesday on an arson charge after police say she admitted to setting fire to a man’s house.

Deveta Hurst, 32, of Jonesboro appeared in court Wednesday for a probable cause hearing after her arrest in the case.

Firefighters responded to the 4500-block of Key Largo Place around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10.

When they arrived, they found a fire in the bedroom spreading rapidly, according to the initial incident report.

After the fire was extinguished, the battalion chief noticed a gas can in the living room and the words “F You” carved into the wall.

After learning from neighbors that there had been a domestic disturbance at the home the night before, the fire marshal was called to the scene.

Jonesboro firefighters responded to a fire Saturday afternoon in the 4000 block of Key Largo Place.
Jonesboro firefighters responded to a fire Saturday afternoon in the 4000 block of Key Largo Place. (Source: KAIT-TV)

During the investigation, Hurst told the fire marshal she had set fire to the residence, the report stated.

According to Detective Joe Robinson, Hurst “admitted to putting gasoline on a chair in the residence and setting the house on fire.”

A $50,000 bond was set for Hurst, who will be arraigned June 30 in circuit court.

A no-contact order was also issued in the case for Hurst.

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