The woman accused of setting her home on fire earlier this month waived her case to the grand jury Wednesday afternoon.
Amy Feltner, 31, of 770 Dogwood Lane, is facing a single count of second-degree arson for allegedly setting her mobile home on fire Oct. 7, two days after Clark County firefighters responded to the home twice.
Feltner was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Clark District Court, but her attorney Valetta Browne told the judge that after speaking with the arson detective, she was convinced there was enough evidence to establish probable cause, and that the hearing was not needed.
Feltner has already been released after posting 20 percent of a $2,500 bond.
She was arrested Oct. 8, the day after the third and final fire at her home. According to court documents, investigators said Feltner called a person in Fayette County and said she was going to set the fire in her home. That person reported the incident to Clark County authorities. When firefighters returned to the scene at 11:46 p.m. Oct. 7, the found a “significant” fire in the mobile home. Firefighters said the fire was contained to the living room, but the rest of the home received smoke and heat damage.
Firefighters were also called to the home twice on Oct. 5. The first call was at 5:52 a.m. for an electrical fire in the kitchen, which set off the smoke detectors. They returned later that day to examine an electrical socket, which may have been causing another problem.
The electric meter was removed Friday afternoon, which disconnected the power from the residence, and the Red Cross moved Feltner and her family to a hotel. No one was living in the home Oct. 7 when the final fire occurred.
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