- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania inmate has been sentenced to 13 to 26 years in prison for setting multiple fires in his cell and punching a corrections officer.

A Centre County jury in September found Quintez Talley guilty of two felony counts of arson, seven counts of recklessly endangering another person and related charges. He was sentenced on Tuesday.

Authorities said the Benner Township state prison inmate became upset over his bunk arrangements in March 2014 and lit three separate fires in the cell.

Court documents say Talley punched an officer who ran to his cell to put the fire out. They say Talley started another fire about 36 hours later that caused several officers to be exposed to smoke.



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