2 more plead guilty in western Md. arson ring
Posted: 11:54 am Tue, September 24, 2013
HAGERSTOWN — Two women are pleading guilty to being involved in an arson ring blamed for 40 fires in western Maryland.
The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that prosecutors want 20-year-old Olivia Hannah of Frederick and 20-year-old Sarah Mathews of Adamstown to spend their Christmas holiday from college in jail.
Hannah faces up to four years for conspiracy. Mathews faces up to 18 months for second-degree malicious burning.
They are among eight people charged in a series of fires in March that damaged several cars and dozens of garages, barns, outbuildings and hay bales.
The ring was allegedly led by 21-year-old Tyler Murray of Williamsport. He faces 83 counts at a trial is set for Nov. 4.
Four others also await trial.
Eighteen-year-old Colin Hess of Clear Spring pleaded guilty to conspiracy in August.
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