Coleman sentenced in East 18th Street arson case

The woman who recently pled guilty to third-degree arson in relation to a house fire on East 18th Street in March was formally sentenced in Christian Circuit Court Wednesday.

Irean Coleman had originally been charged with first-degree arson but pled guilty to the lesser charge, which came with a recommended sentence of five-years. Defense attorney Monroe Graham argued that her client should receive probation however, as she is enrolled in the Grace and Mercy treatment program and is doing well there.

Christian Circuit Judge Andrew Self agreed and probated her five-year sentence, with the condition that Coleman must complete the treatment program or else a warrant would be issued for her arrest.

Judge Self also denied a motion to revoke probation, saying Coleman should be able to begin paying her child support payments before too long as she finishes treatment and finds employment.