MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (WEHT) – Police have charged a Mount Vernon woman with arson following two separate fires on Thursday.
The first fire happened at about 10:30 a.m. this morning in the area of Second and Wood streets and the second fire happened at about 12:30 p.m. in the East 5th Street area according to the Mount Vernon Police Department.
Fire crews, police investigators and the State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated both fires and determined probable cause existed to arrest Sarah Mann. Mann was charged with Level 4 Felony Arson.
Authorities said Mann also had an outstanding felony warrant, which was issued earlier today from a previous unrelated Residential Entry case. Neither of the structures were occupied and no injuries were reported according to officers on the scene. Police say both fires were at detached structures.
Mount Vernon Police ask if anyone has information about the fires to contact them at (812) 838-8705 or to message them over Facebook. More information can be found on their Facebook page.