Resident of Senior Center Accused of Crimes

3481A resident of the Johnson Senior Center in Amherst is accused of string of crimes following an attempted arson at the assisted living facility this week. Amherst County authorities responded to a disturbance call at the center around midnight Tuesday morning. Upon arrival, a deputy discovered a fire had been set deliberately. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Deborah Sue Williams. Williams is charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder, one count of attempted arson and one count of assault and battery. An investigation is ongoing.

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