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Clark grand jury gets case of grandmother charged with arson

Anita Carol Raleigh, 56, of Clark County is charged with one count of arson and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for allegedly starting a 2015 fire in a house with two grandchildren inside.
Anita Carol Raleigh, 56, of Clark County is charged with one count of arson and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for allegedly starting a 2015 fire in a house with two grandchildren inside.

The case of a grandmother accused of setting fire to a Clark County house where two grandchildren were inside was waived to a grand jury Wednesday.

Anita Carol Raleigh, 56, pleaded not guilty last week to one count of first-degree arson and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

A preliminary hearing had been scheduled before Clark District Judge Brandy O. Brown but Jerry Anderson, Raleigh's attorney, waived the case without a hearing.

An arrest warrant said Raleigh set fire to several pieces of paper after an argument on Aug. 31, 2015. The warrant cited three witnesses who were in the house that day, including the person involved in the argument.

The two grandchildren, aged 11 and 15, were not injured.

An investigation ruled out an electrical fire.

Raleigh is free after posting a $5,000 cash bond.

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