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.
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.