Woman accused in series of barn fires pleads guilty to one charge of arson

(Photo supplied/Elkhart County Jail)

The woman accused of setting multiple barns on fire in Elkhart County pleaded guilty to one count of arson on Monday.

Sherry Thomas pleaded guilty to one count of arson.

Photo supplied/Elkhart County Jail

Seven other counts of arson and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor were dismissed, due to evidentiary issues, according to the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office.

Thomas will be sentenced on Jan. 3. Her accomplice, Joseph Hershberger, received 50 years in prison, with another 46 years suspended, when he was sentenced last month.

Both Thomas and Hershberger face similar charges in Marshall and Kosciusko Counties.


  1. For what those two people did and they enjoyed too, they had to, to keep doing it….they should have gotten life without parole. I feel sorry for the victims.


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