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Helena woman accused of attempted arson

Posted at 8:57 AM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 10:57:41-04
Katie Wheeler

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

Katie Wheeler, 28, appeared in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court on Monday where she was charged with attempted arson and partner or 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 a woman and threatened to burn down an apartment.

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