Elkhart County barn arson suspect sentenced to serve 10 years, w/8 on house arrest

(Photo supplied/Elkhart County Jail)

The woman accused in a series of barn fires in Elkhart County has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Sherry Thomas, 33, was accused of setting the fires alongside her accomplice, Joseph Hershberger.

She pleaded guilty to one count of arson and the other charges against her in Elkhart County were dropped.

Eight of the ten years she was ordered to serve will be on house arrest. The other two years will be served on probation.

Thomas was also ordered to pay restitution to one of the victims.

She still faces cases in Marshall and Kosciusko Counties.

Hershberger was sentenced to 50 years in prison in November.


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