FARMINGTON — A Wilton woman who was accused of setting a fire that destroyed her boyfriend’s house on Aug. 6, pleaded guilty Thursday in Franklin County Superior Court.

Angie Clark (Franklin County Detention Center)

Angie E. Clark, 39, pleaded guilty to a lesser felony charge of aggravated criminal mischief and a misdemeanor charge of reckless conduct. She also pleaded guilty to a separate misdemeanor charge of violating condition of release, according to court documents.

A felony charge of arson was dismissed. A conviction on that charge carried up to 30 years in prison. The criminal mischief charge is punishable by a maximum five years in prison, while the reckless conduct charge carries a maximum 364 days and the violation charge six months.

Clark is scheduled to be sentenced on March 7.

Clark and her boyfriend at the time, Robert Nadeau, 47, of Farmington had an argument Aug. 6 and he left the house to spend the night at a friend’s house,  according to state fire investigator Jeremy Damren’s affidavit filed in August with the court.

Damren interviewed Clark on Aug. 7, and according to the document,  Clark told him she started the fire and gave him a lighter that was used to start it.

Damren wrote that he took Clark to a Farmington hospital for an evaluation. She was arrested after her release 10 days later.

Nadeau received a text, according to the affidavit, from a person who was staying in a camper on the property before the fire that notified him Clark had left the house. The person texted Nadeau again that she was back and she left again. A few minutes later the person notified Nadeau his house was on fire.

Nadeau told Damren during an interview that he owns the house with his mother, Pamela Love.  Farmington tax records listed Love owning the property, which was valued at $34,000 for the land and building in August.

Ten fire departments, ambulance personnel and state fire investigators responded to the fire.

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