Texarkana, Texas 2021-09-27 08:51:44 –
A woman accused of deliberately setting fire to an apartment in Texarkana, Arkansas, killing a dog trapped inside, was charged with arson and exacerbated animal cruelty in Miller County.
According to probable cause documents, Timetra Shawnta Johnson, 21, ignited an Orleans Apartments apartment on 2400 E. 24th Street on August 4. Witnesses reportedly saw Johnson climb through the windows of his residence as smoke was observed swirling from the same apartment.
Marshal James Wall of Texarkana, Arkansas investigated a suspicious fire. Witness statements and video surveillance are allegedly used to identify Johnson as a suspect.
Johnson was charged with exacerbated animal cruelty in connection with his dog, who allegedly died in a fire in his apartment.
Johnson has been charged with arson with damages of $ 15,000 and more and less than $ 100,000. If convicted, she faces six to twenty years in prison and can be fined up to $ 15,000. If convicted of exacerbated animal cruelty, Johnson can be sentenced to up to six years in prison and a fine of up to $ 10,000.
Johnson is currently in Miller County Jail. Her deposit is set at $ 30,000.
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