§61-3-3. Burning personal property of another of the value of five
hundred dollars or more; third degree arson; penalty.
Any person who willfully and maliciously sets fire to or
burns, or who causes to be burned, or who aids, counsels, procures,
persuades, incites, entices or solicits any person to burn, any
personal property of any class or character, of the value of not
less than five hundred dollars, and the property of another person,
shall be guilty of arson in the third degree and, upon conviction
thereof, be sentenced to the penitentiary for a definite term of
imprisonment which is not less than one nor more than three years.
A person imprisoned pursuant to this section is not eligible for
parole prior to having served a minimum of one year of his or her
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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