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Plea hearing set for woman accused of arson at MC apartment


This news story was published on June 25, 2014.
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Fire at West State and Jefferson Ave.

Fire at West State and Jefferson Ave.

MASON CITY – A North Iowa woman jailed after a fire near downtown Mason City in April and accused of felony arson has a plea hearing set in the case.

Jacque Sue Paulsen, age 32 formerly of Clear Lake, was scheduled to stand trial on July 8th. However, records now show that a plea change hearing has been scheduled July 14, 2014. She had pled not guilty in May.

Mason City police, fire, and Cerro Gordo deputies responded to a fire at 231 West State Street in Mason City at about 7:50 PM Monday evening. Firefighters used force to enter the front door of the dwelling, where there are four apartments. A fire was on the second floor, in an apartment there. Approximately $70,000 worth of damage was done ($60K to property, $10K to contents). The multi-family dwelling is owned by Russ Hardy and was recently remodeled.

No one was inside the apartment at 231 West State Street but there were occupants in the other apartments in the building. No one was injured during the fire.

Paulsen, Jacque Sue SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY

Paulsen, Jacque Sue
SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY

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2 Responses to Plea hearing set for woman accused of arson at MC apartment

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    Lawsteward Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2014 at 12:08 am

    …why is this person smiling…shouldn’t she be taking these charges a little more seriously…just wondering…?

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    Ben & Jerry's Reply Report comment

    June 25, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    You know that parents these days can’t control their kids, let alone step kids. Kids listened with the old school parenting. So I’m not to quick to convict the parents. Many cases yes, but not always.