Woman sentenced to 3 years for arson

A woman was sentenced to spend three years in prison after pleading guilty in the attempted arson of a Greenwood home.

Keesha Brown, 25, 202 Academy St., Greenwood, pleaded guilty to arson and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, both felonies.

Earlier this month, she was sentenced to three years in prison as part of a plea agreement.

Brown was arrested in January after a resident of a home in the 100 block of East Main Street reported a window frame was set on fire but put out. About an hour later, police were called again by a resident about a woman at the home with a knife.

Police found Brown outside the home with two knives. She told police her ex was dating a resident of the home.

The officer smelled gasoline on Brown’s clothing. Brown told police she had poured gasoline around the home and threw her lit cigarette toward it.

When a resident chased her down an alley, Brown said she pulled out a knife to defend herself.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.