• Vt. woman gets deferred sentence in arson case
    January 29,2014
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    The Associated Press

    NEWPORT — A Vermont woman has pleaded guilty to burning down a campsite in retaliation against a drug informant.

    Twenty-one-year-old Rebecca Ray of Barton received a three-year deferred sentence Tuesday in Orleans Superior Court.

    Ray was accused of setting fire to an unoccupied camp last summer in Brownington that belonged to a witness in a federal prosecution. Ray believed the man gave federal authorities information regarding drug sales involving her now-husband, Matthew Prue, who was arrested on a drug charge and faces sentencing in March, the Caledonian Record reports.

    As part of Ray’s plea agreement, a count of intimidating a witness in a federal prosecution was dismissed. Her sentence includes community service.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In
    PROCTOR — A citizen committee has finalized a survey to poll residents on a new town office... Full Story
    An attorney for environmental advocate Annette Smith has asked the Vermont attorney general’s... Full Story
    RANDOLPH CENTER — A Midwest farmer with an innovative approach to managing his dairy operation... Full Story
    More Articles