Fog/Mist
43°FFog/MistFull Forecast

Hotel employee accused of setting fire on job

Published: Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:45 a.m. CDT

NAUVOO – A western Illinois woman is accused of setting fire to a hotel where she was working.

The Quincy Herald-Whig (http://bit.ly/1qnFxAT) reports that prosecutors in Hancock County charged 34-year-old Terri Gatewood of Nauvoo (nah-VOO') with aggravated arson in connection with the Wednesday blaze at Nauvoo Family Inn and Suites.

Authorities say the hotel was occupied at the time of the fire, but no injuries were reported.

Online court records don't show whether Gatewood has an attorney.

She remained jailed without bond Thursday.

The felony arson charge is punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Daily Chronicle.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Reader Poll

When do you think this Congress will be ready to take a vote on health care?
Within a few months
Later this year
More than a year
Never