- Associated Press - Friday, January 23, 2015

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A Whitefish man has pleaded no contest to charges of felony arson accusing him of setting his ex-girlfriend’s house on fire.

The Flathead Beacon reports (https://tinyurl.com/o7u5p83 ) James Langley was arrested after DNA evidence connected him to an oilcan at the scene of the fire.

According to court documents, the Whitefish Fire Department responded to an early morning fire in 2013. One of the residents told police that a flash outside a window woke them.

When they looked into their yard they found an oil can and the siding on the house on fire and called firefighters.

A plea agreement calls for a six-year deferred sentence and requires Langley to pay more than $2,500 in restitution.


Information from: Flathead Beacon, https://www.flatheadbeacon.com

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