- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - An 18-year-old has been given 10 years in prison for setting fire to a house in Sioux City.

The Sioux City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1PxuVfx ) that Michael Hammond Jr. was sentenced on Monday in Woodbury County District Court. He’d pleaded guilty to an arson charge after prosecutors agreed to drop a burglary charge.

He was one of four Sioux City residents charged with breaking into a house last September and setting fires. Thirty-three-year-old Daisy Castillo was sentenced to five years. Nineteen-year-old Javen Mobley was given 15 years for burglary and a drug charge unrelated to the fire. A 15-year-old was given probation and placed in a residential treatment facility.

The Associated Press does not generally name minors accused of crimes.


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

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