CENTRALIA CHRONICLE, CENTRALIA, WA - Debra J. Bridges, 61, of Pe Ell, has pleaded guilty to starting a fire that burned down her residence and has been sentenced to five months in prison, with credit for the 64 days she has served in jail since her arrest on Oct. 14. Bridges is required to undergo a mental health evaluation while in custody and complete any recommended treatment. She will also serve 12 months in community custody upon her release. "I believe (the sentence) holds her responsible but takes into account that she has never been in trouble," said Deputy Prosecutor Scott Jackson during Bridge's sentencing hearing in Lewis County Superior Court on Dec. 8, citing Bridges' lack of prior felony history. "The court's not going to see Ms. Bridges again," said Bridges' attorney, David Arcuri, calling Bridges' actions the day of the fire "an aberration under very unique circumstances."
Woman Convicted of Arson for Starting Pe Ell House Fire in October
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