Reed Takes Plea Deal in Conspiracy to Commit Arson Case

Reed Takes Plea Deal in Conspiracy to Commit Arson Case

By SHAUN FRIEDRICHSEN

News Director

After being offered a deal to reduce the charge against her, Christina Reed is now facing up to two years in prison after being found guilty of an attempted conspiracy to commit arson, a class 4 felony.

Reed appeared in District Court on April 24, where she pleaded no contest to the reduced charge. According to the Affidavit for Custody, on Nov. 25, 2018, Reed contacted a person, asking for assistance in burning her residence, located at F-6 Meadows.

The person Reed contacted was with an officer from the Alliance Police Department when they called Reed. During the phone call, Reed discussed specific parts of the plan, noting she had purchased a storage unit to place her belongings in during the fire.

The documents state that Reed planned for the fire to occur a few days later, requesting that the fire resemble an electrical one. Reed said she believed people “would give her new property as they would feel sorry for her.”

An officer interviewed Reed about the discussion, and Reed confirmed that she had made a plan to burn down her residence. Reed noted that she wanted the residence, which was owned by her son, was “due to her not wanting anyone else to move into the residence after she moved out, as it was in poor condition.”

She was taken into custody and charged with conspiracy to commit arson, a class 3 felony. After taking the plea agreement, District Court Judge Travis O’Gorman ordered a presentence report to be compiled. He set sentencing for June 12.