A woman already awaiting trial for her role in a decadelong abuse case was arrested again over the weekend after police say she set her house on fire.
About 4 a.m. Saturday, Unified police and firefighters were called to a house fire near 5100 South and 5100 West.
“The homeowner/suspect stated she had drugs in her purse and needed to get her other medications from the home. The suspect got loud and belligerent with UFA fire investigators,” according to a police affidavit.
Police officers found several bags of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, as well as prescription pills in the homeowner’s purse, the report states. Fire investigators determined there were several points of ignition in the house. Damage to the to the home was estimated at $75,000, according to the Unified Fire Authority.
Larissa Esperanza Wade, 40, of Kearns, was arrested for investigation of aggravated arson, two counts of drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct.