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Helena woman accused of attempted arson

Posted at 8:16 PM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 00:14:32-04

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

28 year-old Katie Wheeler appeared in Lewis and Clark County justice court Monday on charged of attempted arson and partner/family member assault.

According to police, officers arrived at the 2400 block of Broadway just after 10 Sunday night.

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.