Sentenced for Arson

By: Meryl Conant
By: Meryl Conant

He helped set his now-deceased father's house on fire and for punishment he has to work with the people who helped put it out.

A judge sentenced Jim Cash Jr. to ten years in prison, all suspended, and 100 hours of community service with the local fire department or rescue squad.

Cash pled guilty to helping set the house on fire last November, but said it was his father's plot to collect insurance money.

Prosecutors said Cash encouraged a juvenile to actually strike the match and then staged a crime scene so it looked like someone else did it.

Thursday the defense attorney said Cash was on meth at the time but has cleaned up his life.

His wife also is on supervised probation for aiding with the crime.

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