CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Wyoming County woman is charged with arson and attempted murder for a fire last month in the community of Kopperston.
Bridget Avonelle Cozort, 30, of Kopperston, was already in jail when the new charges were leveled by the State Fire Marshal.
Investigators side Cozort was living with the two victims, both women, who asked her to move out on May 21st. A day later investigators said she set fire to the curtains in the living room of the home as she left while the other two women were still inside.
One of the victims discovered the fire and called 911, then alerted the other victim and both women escaped safely. The fire department was able to contain the fire to the room where it originated.
Cozort was arrested May 28th on unrelated charges out of Wyoming County. She’s been in the Southern Regional jail. Her bail is now set on the new charges at $100,000.