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Buckhannon Woman Charged With Arson

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The State Fire Marshal's Office has obtained a warrant for Beth Bolyard, 47, in connection to a mobile home fire in Oct. 2012 on Little Hacker Creek Road just outside of Philippi.

Bolyard was living in the mobile home at the time.  She is also under investigation for two other fires that happened at her residence in the Frenchton area in June and July 2013.

Anyone with information can contact the arson hotline at 1-800-233-FIRE.      


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A Buckhannon woman is facing first degree arson charges.

The state fire marshals office said Beth Bolyard set fire to a sock, then set it on a love seat in her daughter's bedroom, catching their mobile home on fire.

The fire happened Sunday.

Officials said Bolyard set the fire because she wanted to leave her husband after he didn't want to share his money with her.

Bolyard also admitted to setting fire to a home on Hacker's Creek Road in Barbour County last year for the same reason.

She's in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail with bail set at $150,000.