First-degree arson is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and up to 35 years in prison, while third-degree arson carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to 10,000.
On Aug. 4, Morris is accused of setting fire to her home and her car along with a variety of personal belongings that she had piled in the middle of road and set on fire.
The fire originated at the couch in the living room of the home and the car was burned beyond identification, police records show.
Morris admitted to setting the fires and cited several different reasons. She was transported to Baptist Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark., at her own request for mental treatment. She admitted she had been off her medication for several days.
On June 9, Morris took out an $86,000 insurance policy on her house, records indicate.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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