SEVERE WX: Winter Weather Advisory - Blizzard Warning - Winter Storm Watch View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Prison for North Iowa arsonist

Marvella Harms

Woden woman set fire to an SUV.

Posted: Nov. 21, 2017 4:40 PM

GARNER, Iowa – A Hancock County woman is going to prison for setting a SUV on fire.

52-year-old Marvella Ann Harms of Woden has pleaded guilty to 2nd degree arson. She was arrested on July 30 for pouring gasoline inside the Dodge Durango owned by Lowell Rainey of Woden and lighting it on fire.

A Hancock County sheriff’s deputy says when he questioned Harms, she said Rainey gets on her nerves, is not nice, has been accusing her of bad things, and “this will teach him a lesson.” Authorities say the SUV was set on fire about 12 feet from the home shared by Harms and Rainey.

On Tuesday, Harms was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison, with credit for time served. She will also have to pay restitution as determined by the Hancock County Attorney’s Office.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
26° wxIcon
Hi: 26° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 15°
Albert Lea
Overcast
25° wxIcon
Hi: 26° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 16°
Austin
Broken Clouds
30° wxIcon
Hi: 29° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 22°
Charles City
Overcast
28° wxIcon
Hi: 28° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 18°
Rochester
Overcast
27° wxIcon
Hi: 28° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 15°
Tracking ice accumulations to start your weekend and heavy snow and wind to end it.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Windows shot out in Austin

Image

Police conduct raid on house

Image

Mason City Prepares for Snow

Image

Mason City Home Show

Image

Free Clinic Closing

Image

Tracking the Winter Storm

Image

State Rep. Jane Bloomingdale meets with voters

Image

Gaining awareness of the pressure on farmers

Image

Firefighters revive cat with oxygen after house fire

Image

Watch: Cat revived after early-morning fire

Community Events