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Woman arrested for setting her own home on fire, deputies say

Sherry R. Johns, 63, charged with 2nd-degree felony arson

Sherry R. Johns
Sherry R. Johns

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – A woman was arrested after deputies said she set her own home on fire Thursday night.

Putnam County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to 106 Waldron Road in Palatka after reports of a fire.

Deputies said residents of the home told them their 63-year-old grandmother, Sherry R. Johns, who was also the owner of the property, had intentionally set the fire.

The Sheriff's Office said deputies spoke with Johns, who was subsequently arrested and charged with second-degree felony arson.

Deputies said that while no one was injured, the home and a nearby vehicle that did not belong to Johns were burned to the ground.

Johns was taken to the Putnam County Jail.


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