May 28, 2018
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65-year-old Standish woman charged with arson denied reduced bail

Carol Field
The Associated Press

ALFRED, Maine — A 65-year-old Maine woman suspected of setting a string of fires in York and Cumberland counties is going to stay in jail unless she posts $100,000 bail.

Carol Field, of Standish, appeared in York County Superior Court in Alfred on Tuesday where a judge refused to lower her bail after she was charged with two counts of arson.

One of the fires she’s charged with setting did $200,000 damage to the Raymond Hill Baptist Church.

Investigators believe Field is responsible for a total of 15 fires in southern Maine, most in vacant buildings or wooded areas.

The Portland Press Herald says Field’s attorney, J.P. DeGrinney, had asked that she be allowed to post her house as bail.

DeGrinney says Field will plead not guilty to the charges.

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