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Montana woman facing charges for attempted arson

Posted at 12:30 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 14:09:13-04

HELENA – A Helena judge set bond at $10,000 for an East Helena woman who is accused of trying to set a car on fire.

Katie Wheeler, 28, appeared in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court Monday on charges for attempted arson and partner/family member assault.

According to police, officers arrived at the 2400 block of Broadway just after 10 p.m. Sunday.

Police received reports of a woman who had allegedly assaulted a man and woman and threatened to burn down an apartment.

Police said during their investigation witnesses accused Wheeler of pouring flammable liquid on a vehicle and attempting to light it on fire before others stopped her.