Chestnutt pleads "Not Guilty" to three felony charges, jury trial date set

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ARNOLD, Neb. UPDATE:
Jane Chestnutt pleads "Not Guilty" to three felony charges for being accused of setting fire to Jim's Bar in Arnold last year. A jury trial has been set for October 15, 2019.

Chestnutt is charged with 2nd degree arson, criminal mischief and burning to defraud an insurer on March 27, 2018.

She returns to Custer County Court for a preliminary hearing on June 20th at 10:15; Pretrial on September 19th at 10 am, and the Jury Trial on October 15th, 2019.

She remains out of jail on a $15,000 bond. She faces 8 years in prison if found guilty.

UPDATE:
Jane Chestnutt was in Custer County Court Monday morning, facing arson charges and accusations that she started a fire at Jim's Bar in Arnold in March 2018.

Jane Chestnutt was in Custer County Court Monday morning for her preliminary hearing. Judge Tami Schendt formally charged her with 2nd Degree Arson, plus criminal mischief and burning to defraud an insurer, which are all felonies. Chestnutt faces up to 8 years in prison if convicted on all three.

Jane Chestnutt is the bar's former General Manager. Officials say a kitchen fire caused extensive damage on the inside. Court documents say the fire was started with a lighter and whiskey.

Chestnutt will return to court for a preliminary hearing on April 25th at 10 am. Chestnutt is out of jail on a $15,000 bond.

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STORY FROM MARCH 28, 2019:
An Arnold woman will be in court Monday facing arson charges and accusations that she started a fire at Jim's Bar in March 2018

Jane Chestnutt is the bar's former General Manager.

Court records show she will be in Custer County Court Monday morning.

Officials say a kitchen fire caused extensive damage on the inside.

Court documents say the fire was started with a lighter and whiskey.

Officials charged Jane A. Chestnutt with 2nd degree Arson.

Chestnutt will be in court at 9 a.m. Monday.