A Norwalk man recently pleaded guilty to setting fire to a stolen van.
Jimmy D. Watts Jr., 19, of 520 Milan Ave., Lot 174, faces as much as three years in prison when he is sentenced June 26. He pleaded guilty to one count each of theft of a motor vehicle and arson.
The state, as part of a plea deal, dismissed one charge of tampering with evidence, also in connection with the same Oct. 28 incident. Huron County Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said Watts stole a Dodge Journey and used a gasoline can stored in the van to set fire to it.
"The keys were left in the ignition," Woodruff said.
Watts remains in custody at the Huron County Jail.