- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Sioux City teen has pleaded guilty to igniting a fire that damaged a home.

The 14-year-old boy entered his plea Thursday in Woodbury County District Court to second-degree arson in connection with an August fire in Sioux City. The plea agreement reduces his charge from first-degree arson, which would mean a fire was intentionally set to an occupied building.

The Sioux City Journal reports the teen admitted to dousing a couch outside the house with lighter fluid and using a lighter to start the fire. Three others were charged in connection with the fire.

The Associated Press typically does not name juveniles charged with crimes.

The teen will remain in custody until his case is referred back to juvenile court for disposition, similar to sentencing.


Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com



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