Bismarck man sentenced for starting fire at north Walmart
BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - A 27-year-old man was sentenced to 18-months in jail for setting a fire inside the North Walmart in Bismarck.
A Burleigh County judge sentenced Andrew Ells Monday with credit to 211 days served and three years of probation.
Police say Ells lit the fire inside the garden section with a bible and lighter fluid in December 2019.
Ells admitted to police he started the fire as a distraction so he could steal items from the store.
Ells pleaded guilty in march to arson.
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