YUBA COUNTY, Calif. - A woman pleaded guilty in Federal Court in Sacramento Wednesday, to Arson in the Tahoe National Forest.
U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott said that Sharon Ann Perkins admitted to setting two wildland fires near Camptonville on September 15, 2020, in Yuba County. It came during statewide emergency fire restrictions, because of extreme fire risk.
Court Documents say Perkins admitted to using gas and articles of clothing to set the fires, in an attempt to burn down a travel-trailer in which she and her husband had been illegally camping.
She now faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for April 13, 2021.