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Woman accused of arson pleads guilty to lesser charges

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

A woman accused of setting a fire in July 2018 pleaded guilty to lesser charges Monday.

Boone County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jennifer Rodewald confirmed Tammy Nevels pleaded guilty to delivery or possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree assault.

Court documents filed in 2018 said Nevels used a lighter to set a bed on fire in a home on Mohawk Avenue after she fought about paying bills with a man who lived at the house.

A 76-year-old man and a 16-year-old were inside the home when the flames broke out, but no one was hurt.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 21.

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Katie Greathouse

Katie Greathouse is the assistant news director for ABC 17 News.

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