A woman accused of twice setting fires at a downtown Kingman property faces a possible prison sentence after entering a plea agreement Monday. Patricia Craft, 28, pleaded guilty to one arson of an occupied structure count, in exchange for dismissal of a second arson charge.
Craft was jailed June 20 on suspicion of setting multiple brush fires near the downtown Kingman home where she resided with seven other people, including her children. Fire Department officials responded to three separate brush fire incidents near a residence in the 500 block of Gold Street.
Deputy Kingman Police Chief Rusty Cooper said that Craft told investigators she suspected her brother set the fires. “Officers investigating the fires learned that other fires had been set, wherein the home was actually damaged by fire before being extinguished,” Cooper said.