WODEN | A Woden woman who intentionally set a vehicle on fire was sentenced last week to up to 10 years in prison for felony second-degree arson.

Marvella Ann Harms, 52, originally was charged with first-degree arson. She agreed to plead guilty to the lesser charge.

A $1,500 fine was suspended. Victim restitution will be determined at a later date. 

Harms admitted to a Hancock County sheriff's deputy in late July that she had poured gasoline inside a 2002 Dodge Durango belonging to a man who lives with her and then ignited the gasoline, according to court documents.

Harms told the deputy the man who owned the Durango “gets on her nerves” and is “drunker than hell, is not nice and has been accusing her of bad things,” documents say.

The vehicle was located about 3 to 4 feet from a neighbor’s house and about 12 feet from Harms’ and the man’s residence, according to documents.

-- Mary Pieper

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