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June 21, 2013

NEW LOCAL: Woman jailed for fire in police holding cell

MEADVILLE — A woman initially jailed on a public drunkenness charge now faces multiple felony arson charges for allegedly setting a fire in a holding cell early this morning at Meadville Police Department.

Diana L. Simons, 58, of 303 Park Place, Meadville, was arraigned at 9:45 a.m. by Meadville Police on two first-degree felony counts of arson endangering persons, and one count each of arson endangering property, causing or risking a catastrophe, institutional vandalism, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and public drunkenness.

There were no injuries in the incident and damage was confined to the holding cell, according to police.

See Saturday’s print edition of The Meadville Tribune for additional details.

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