A Williamsport woman allegedly lit her bed on fire, causing $6,000 in damages and prompting emergency response from 10 fire companies, according to court record.
Michelle Mcmillan, 49, of 2809 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, had a preliminary hearing before Muncy Magisterial District Judge Jon E. Kemp on Jun 7, 2019. Mcmillan was held on all charges.
Mcmillan reportedly told police, “I lit my bed on fire,” on March 17, 2019, according to the affidavit by Montgomery Borough Police Department Patrolman K. Flewelling.
Eighteen fire fighters responded to the scene, Flewelling wrote.
An Involuntary Psychological Examination and Treatment was ordered on Mcmillan based on her statements, the affidavit stated.
“Mcmillan repeated as we waited for the ambulance that she lit the mattress on fire intentionally, that she was tired of hearing the voices,” Flewelling wrote.
Mcmillan allegedly used a red Bic lighter that Flewelling recovered from the scene.
Mcmillan was charged three counts of first degree felony arson - danger of death or bodily injury, one second degree felony count of arson endangering property - reckless endangerment of inhabited buildings, one count of third degree felony risking catastrophe, one count of second degree misdemeanor - recklessly endangering another person, and one third degree felony count of criminal mischief.