Hope C. Williams

Bryan police have accused a resident of using a Molotov cocktail to set fire to a home in the city.

Online Bryan Municipal Court records show that Hope C. Williams, 40, is accused of committing the crime July 25. On that morning, multiple area fire departments were called a fire on South Union Street in Bryan. The blaze ultimately destroyed a mobile home there.

Court records indicate the victim in Williams’ case resided in the mobile home court where the the alleged arson took place, though police have not yet confirmed the connection.

Police also allege that the victim was sleeping inside the residence when the crime took place.

Williams has waived a preliminary hearing and her case was bound over to the Williams County Court of Common Pleas last week. Her bond has been set at $300,000 with no 10% payment allowed. Her next court appearance has not yet been scheduled.

If convicted of first-degree felony aggravated arson, Williams could face between three and 11 years in prison and up to $20,000 in fines.

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