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Bismarck man gets a year and a day in jail for arson fire

August 27, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man has been sentenced to a year and a day in jail for setting a fire last November that heavily damaged his fiancee’s home.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that 37-year-old Spencer Norton will begin serving the time after his current three-year sentence for threatening to harm police that investigated the fire.

Norton was convicted of felony arson in May. His fiancee accepted a plea deal in February on a misdemeanor charge of tampering with evidence related to the fire.

During Norton’s sentencing, Yvette Howell unsuccessfully asked the judge to not give him any additional time behind bars because he’s the sole provider to the household.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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