Pennsylvania woman sentenced for setting Wyoming fires

January 9, 2018

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A 45-year-old Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to more than four years in prison and ordered to pay $105,000 in restitution for setting two forest fires in northwest Wyoming in 2016.

In addition to 53 months in prison, U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson also sentenced Stephanie Joy Nicole Dodson to three years of supervised probation after her release.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that Dodson pleaded guilty to intentionally starting fires in August 2016 in Grand Teton National Park and neighboring Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Police say Dodson worked at a guest ranch when the fires occurred and traveled shortly after to Everett, Pennsylvania, where she was arrested.


Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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