Accused Truckee arsonist pleads guilty, will be evaluated to determine proper sentence |

Accused Truckee arsonist pleads guilty, will be evaluated to determine proper sentence

Sun File PhotoDr. Erinn Tamney Randall

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; A Truckee chiropractor pleaded guilty to two counts of arson earlier this month, and is now being evaluated by the Department of Corrections to determine her punishment.

Dr. Erinn Tamney Randall pleaded guilty to setting fires last June in Sierra County and at her Glenshire home, and she admitted to the fire last June at her downtown Truckee business for purposes of restitution and sentencing, said Nevada County Deputy District Attorney Bill Cornell.

Now Randall is being evaluated by the Department of Corrections in Sacramento to help Nevada County Superior Court Judge C. Anders Holmer decide whether she can be jailed locally, or needs the extra supervision of state prison, Cornell said, a process that takes two or three months.

and#8220;Itand#8217;s rare that I would want to send someone to state prison after their first violation,and#8221; Cornell said. and#8220;But I donand#8217;t see any way we can supervise her.and#8221;

Cornell said he doesnand#8217;t know yet when sheand#8217;ll be back in court for final sentencing, but her maximum prison exposure is about eight years.

and#8220;Arsonists have a lifetime registration and extremely active supervision during their three- to five-year parole,and#8221; Cornell said.

According to previous reports, her initial bail was set at $1 million, but was later reduced to $250,000.

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