Parties near settlement in Truckee chiropractor arson case |

Parties near settlement in Truckee chiropractor arson case

Greyson Howard
Sierra Sun
Dr. Erinn Tamney Randall

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; A settlement may soon be reached in the arson case in which a local chiropractor is accused of burning her home and two other buildings earlier this year.

Dr. Erinn Tamney Randall pleaded not guilty this summer to burning her Glenshire home, a downtown Truckee chiropractic office and a building in Loyalton, all in the first week of June.

Nevada County Deputy District Attorney Bill Cornell said this week Randalland#8217;s defense team is seeking a deal involving two guilty pleas, while Cornell is looking at charges for all three crimes.

and#8220;Iand#8217;m considering whether or not to take the plea,and#8221; Cornell said. and#8220;Weand#8217;re in the same ball park, wrangling over some fairly technical details.and#8221;

The negotiation would land on a potential range of jail time and#8212; Cornell said he is recommending state prison time and#8212; which will be selected from ultimately by Nevada County Superior Court Judge C. Anders Holmer.

A pair of pre-trial hearings are scheduled for Dec. 15, 2009, and Feb. 16, 2010, and, if a deal is not reached, the first jury trial date is set for March 3, 2010, in Truckee, Cornell said.

Randall could face a maximum of nine years in prison, Cornell said, and is still in custody in Nevada County Jail in Grass Valley.

Her initial bail was set at $1 million, but was later reduced to $250,000, Cornell said.