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Plea change hearing set for Mason City woman accused of arson

MASON CITY — A Mason City woman charged with setting multiple vehicles on fire this past summer plans to plead guilty.

21-year-old Aleigha Bakkum was accused of setting two vehicles on fire located near 618 South Maryland on June 18th, with a garage also being damaged due to the fire.

Bakkum was charged with first-degree arson, a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

She was scheduled to be tried on February 9th, but online court records show that a plea change hearing has been set for February 15th in Cerro Gordo County District Court.

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