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Woman, 27, arrested in RV arson

• Admits to igniting lighter fluid spilled on table inside RV

Woman, 27, arrested in RV arson

Jimila Bodden was arrested in Ceres after setting fire inside an RV.

POSTED August 16, 2017 2:00 p.m.
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A 27-year-old arson suspect will have to answer in court on charges that she set fire to an RV in Ceres Thursday morning.

The fire was reported at 10:38 a.m. near the intersection of Havenwood Way and Sungate Drive. Ceres firefighters rushed to the scene to put out the fire and alerted police to a suspect who may have started the fire.

Witnesses stated that they saw Jimila Bodden enter the RV after pouring lighter fluid into a diaper. She was then seen leaving the RV with a smirk on her face just before they noticed smoke and flames coming from the vehicle.

Bodden provided a statement to police which was inconsistent with what witnesses provided. When confronted with the inconsistences, she admitted to accidently spilling some lighter fluid on a table in the RV, then purposely igniting the lighter fluid.

Bodden was booked for arson.


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