Arson sentence for Mason City woman

Donyale Jones

Witness said she set a mattress on fire in the living room.

Posted: Feb. 8, 2018 7:13 PM
Updated: Feb. 8, 2018 7:13 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A woman is getting probation for setting a house on fire.

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29-year-old Donyale Marie Jones of Mason City pleaded guilty to 2nd degree arson for a fire on September 2, 2017 in the 200 block of 8th Place SE. A witness told Mason City police Jones set a fire in the kitchen and set a mattress on fire in the living room.

Jones has been sentenced to three to four years of supervised probation. She must also spend up to 180 days at a residential correctional facility and get a substance abuse and mental health evaluation within 30 days.

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