UPDATE: Homeowner arrested for tampering with evidence in Bismarck house fire

BISMARCK, N.D. - UPDATE (Friday Feb. 2, 2018): According to court documents, Yvette Howell plead guilty Thursday to tampering with physical evidence in connection to the house fire from November. She will have unsupervised probation from Thursday to Jan. 27, 2019.

Her February 16 misdemeanor trial has been canceled.


ORIGINAL STORY: Last week, police arrested the fiance of a woman whose house caught fire on South Third Street in Bismarck on arson charges. Now, police have also arrested the woman.

According to court documents the homeowner, 49-year-old Yvette Howell has been charged with tampering with evidence on a felony charge. Court records say Howell deleted phone calls and messages from her phone that showed evidence of the arson.

Howell's arrest comes almost a week after her fiancé, 36-year-old Spencer Norton was arrested for arson.

Howell is being held on a $1,000 bond.