Woman arrested on arson charges

By Chris Swick
August 18, 2015

A woman is confined in McPherson County Jail, facing charges of arson, among others following an incident on Plum Avenue.

A McPherson County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of an accident about three-tenths of a mile north of Wells Fargo Road on Plum just before 6:45 p.m. While there, more deputies and a Marquette police officer responded to a report of a person on fire.

Arrested was Caroline Austin, 36, on charges of aggravated battery, arson, criminal damage to property and domestic battery. No further details on the incident were available.

Austin was held in the McPherson County Jail on a bond of $6,000.