Iowa Woman Accused of Setting Apartment Fire

May 16, 2011

A 26-year-old woman is accused of starting a fire in the Des Moines apartment from which she was being evicted.

According to The Des Moines Register, Cassie Majerus was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of arson. Majerus had been served earlier in the week with eviction papers.

Police say the apartment’s smoke alarms were found in a closet by the bathroom.

According to a police report, Majerus told officers that “she likes to throw fire at things when she gets scared.”

Polk County Jail records said Friday that Majerus remained in custody, pending bail of $25,000. Online court records don’t list the name of her attorney.

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