By Ray King
A $75,000 bond was set Thursday for a woman accused of setting a house on fire Tuesday while her mother and the mother’s husband were asleep in the house.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Julia Carraway, 35, with two counts of aggravated assault on a family or household member and with arson.
Reading from a probable cause affidavit from Detective Jason Boykin, Deputy Prosecutor Beth Carson said an officer was sent to an address on west Barraque Street to assist the fire department at a residential fire.
Carraway’s mother told the officer that she saw her daughter set the back part of the house on fire. The mother said she and her husband had been asleep until Carraway kicked in the door of the bedroom and woke them up.
Carson said police found Carraway sitting on a bed in the house and she told them she didn’t think she deserved to go to jail because no one was hurt. She was not questioned after being taken to the Detectives Office after she asked for an attorney.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Carraway who was ordered to have no contact with her mother or the mother’s husband until the case is settled.