Royersford Woman Jailed for Setting Main Street Apartment Fire

Elaine Joy Turns admitted to setting a fire at the Sherwood Apartments after her boyfriend left her.

Gavel. Credit: Patch.
Gavel. Credit: Patch.

A Royersford woman could spend almost two years in jail after admitting to setting a fire in her apartment in retaliation for her boyfriend leaving her

Elaine Joy Turns, 53, who lived at the Sherwood Apartments on the 200 block of Main Street, pleaded guilty to a felony arson charge and was sentenced to 11.5 to 23 months in county jail and six years of probation, according to the Times Herald.

Turns also pleaded guilty to intentionally setting a fire that recklessly endangered others.

As previously reported on Patch, Turns set a fire to her apartment on the evening of March 24, 2013 after placing a pile of clothes directly on the stove, according to Royersford police.

After setting the fire, Turns was found outside of the building in her vehicle on Sixth and Main streets. She told she left the building because “she did not want to get burnt inside the apartment and she did not want to die,” police said.

While none of the other residents in the apartment complex were injured, two were displaced.


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