RSS Feeds

Pa. woman gets 3 years in western Md. arson spree

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 4:50pm  ET

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman who drove an arsonist to several western Maryland locations where he set fires last spring is going to prison.

The Herald-Mail newspaper ( ) reported Thursday that 19-year-old Brandy Sneider-Koontz of Mercersburg, Pa., got a three-year sentence. She also must make restitution of more than $37,000.

She pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree arson and one conspiracy count.

Prosecutors say she drove 21-year-old Tyler Murray of Williamsport to locations where he set fire to three vehicles. Murray faces sentencing Jan. 17 for 13 arsons.

Three other co-defendants were sentenced Thursday to two-week jail terms.

They are among eight people charged in an investigation of nearly 40 fires that did more than $400,000 worth of damage to vehicles and buildings.

Three more defendants are awaiting trial.


Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md.,

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Tags: arson