SKOWHEGAN — A Dexter woman was in court Friday facing two counts of arson for allegedly setting a fire July 22 in Harmony.

Lisa Anne Woodard, 45, did not enter a plea Friday before District Court Judge Evert Fowle, who told her she could face up to 30 years in prison for the class A crime.

Woodard allegedly set one fire but is charged on two counts for allegedly intending to damage property and for recklessly endangering the lives of other people who were present, Assistant District Attorney Brent Davis said during Woodard’s arraignment via video from the county jail.

Woodard’s bail was set at $10,000 cash or $100,000 in property bond. She is to have no contact with the families who were at the scene at the time of the fire.

A dispositional hearing to reach a resolution in the case is set for Sept. 21. If there is no resolution, a jury trial will be held in November, Fowle said. The case also will go before a Somerset County grand jury to determine probable cause for a trial, Fowle said.

Woodard’s bail could be adjusted once she gets a lawyer, the judge said.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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