Deputies: Mom tries to burn down family trailer with sleeping kids inside

Willard woman faces aggravated arson charges.
Scott Seitz2
Jan 11, 2013


A rural Willard woman has been charged with aggravated arson after attempting to burn down the family trailer early Thursday.

Amy Pridemore, 40, of 2787 Ohio 99, faces the first-degree felony charge.

"The complainant called and said there was a female there who appeared to be under the influence of something," Huron County Sheriff's Major Greg Englund said.

Deputies were called to the scene at 1:09 a.m.

"The female had set fire to the kitchen and the complainant was able to put the fire out by using a child's coat," Englund said.

Pridemore is the mother of two children who were sleeping in the trailer at the time of the incident. Another male subject also was sleeping in the trailer at the same time, Englund added.

"The woman did live there, but there was an argument after the male told her he was moving out with the two children," Englund said.

"The woman pulled out a disposable lighter and set some things on fire in the kitchen and made the statement, 'if she couldn't live there, no one was going to live there,'" Englund said.

"Sgt. Todd Wagner and Deputy Ted Evans located the female in the back bedroom and arrested her without incident," he said. "The Norwalk Law Director's office charged her with aggravated arson because there were people in the home."



There it is again. That haggard looking, aged meth or heroin face. It's almost like the ones that puke to keep the weight off. They just end up old looking in not a natural ageing way which is beautiful, but more like a big popped balloon with dried strings of wet liver on it.




Lighters don't kill people........people kill people. Joe Biden to head up committee on how to prevent further incidents like this.


Lucky she wasn't able to get her hands on a gun, it would have been a much sadder tale.


Had there been a gun in the house, someone could have shot the lighter! ;-)


i remember this girl,had good fortune of meeting her in a common place for a weekend...she was crazy unstable and on something then too!!!
hope you get some help honey.


Wouldn't that be attempted murder?




get ready for a world wide ban of disposable lighters !!

Sit n Spin

This here's the Queen of my double wide trailer !


With the polyester curtains and the red wood deck! LOL


can you please take the pic down? its disgusting.


You mean you don't want to "buy photo"? LOL

Sit n Spin

I bet she can tear up an ear of corn and some maters !


huron counties best; piece of crap or should i say one of them

Paranoid Illusion

Now THERE'S a story the kids will be telling for years to come...

yea right

is that a man???? only in Wiiillard..them backwards hillbillies


What in the hell is wrong with people, well, aside from the booze and drugs.

Estrella Damm

Looks mid-50's.


I remember her from high school and her adoptive family. good people, never could control her. Some people are just born rotten I suppose. They should find a nice dark corner of nowhere, chain her to a pole and forget she ever existed


If she tried to burn the house down with the kids inside why isn't she being charged with attempted murder? She better NEVER get those kids back. Boy she was a handful growing up. I can only imagine what she is like now. Good luck with trying to get this one back on the straight and narrow. shewwwwwww


just you know how she got all the scars on her arms?or is that from dirty needle pokes?

Brock Lee

ban all fire


This chick is crazy! Her and I also meet in a common place once and I kept my distance because I could tell she wasn't right! And she was sober then! Scary! I hope they lock her up good for this! Arson its self is a horrible crime in itself but to start the place on fire with children inside, let alone the fact they're her own! I got a few choice words for her but they are not post friendly! Disgusting inside and out! Please throw the book at her and then throw out the key!!!