Warrant issued for Texas woman in connection to Blackwell arson

May 26, 2020 | Courts

NEWKIRK — A warrant is issued for Julia Ann Miracle, 61, Round Rock, Texas, by the Kay County District Court.

Miracle is facing a felony count of second degree arson.

Blackwell Fire Marshal Jerry Wieland reports in the affidavit that on Jan. 20, he was asked to investigate a structure fire that had occurred at 2106 west Ferguson.

Blackwell Fire Chief Cory Hanebrink, reportedly told Wieland that Miracle was believed to have set fire to the structure and was now staying in a hotel.

Wieland reports he made contact with Miracle and that she reportedly stated that she attempted to set fire to the home before going to the Super 8 where she planned to kill herself.

Wieland stopped the interview after she claimed she had consumed 70 pills and Vodka. Miracle was taken to the hospital by a family member.

Wieland continued his investigation and reports finding five heating elements with the timers set inside the structure. The first one was reportedly located in the garage and stuffed in a trash bag. The second one was located in the kitchen wrapped in cloth material. The third one was in the living room wrapped in cloth. The other two were found stuffed in mattresses. 

Wieland reports a container of charcoal lighter fluid was found in the bathroom. Bond for Miracle is endorsed at $50,000.  Anyone with information on her location is asked to call law enforcement.

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