Woman charged with arson in July Overland Park apartment fire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A 35-year-old Overland Park woman is facing several counts of arson connected to an apartment fire in July.

Johnson County, Kansas prosecutors charged Shanda Braithwaite with five counts of aggravated arson, one count arson of a dwelling and a felony count of theft.

Prosecutors allege Braithwaite committed the crimes on July 28 at the Meadowlark Hills Apartments near 92nd Street and Robinson in Overland Park, Kansas.

The severity of the fire prompted fire officials to call for a three-alarm response. A man and his child had to be rescued by firefighters.

Her bond is set at $250,000.

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