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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester woman is scheduled to be sentenced in December for intentionally starting a fire in a Rochester condominium complex earlier this year.

35-year-old Angela Spears recently entered a guilty plea to a second-degree arson charge in Olmsted County Court. She was arrested in June after Rochester Police responded to reports of a fire in a residence in the 600 blocks of Northern Hills Drive and found a fire in a bedroom had been put out by the occupants using a fire extinguisher.

Olmsted County ADC
Olmsted County ADC

The officers were told Spears had entered the condo, gathered some clothing, and then set the items on fire after placing them in a pile on a bed. It was also alleged that she smashed a mirror in the residence with a baseball bat. The police report on the incident indicated she was still at the scene when officers arrived, even though she was under a court order to stay away from the property.

The plea agreement also included a guilty plea to a felony count of motor vehicle theft. The deal calls for Spears to receive a stayed prison sentence and treatment.

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