Samantha Khan, Minot, sentenced to 2 1/2 years for setting trailer on fire

Samantha Gee Khan, 30, Minot, was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in prison, with a requirement that she first serve 2 1/2 years, and three years of supervised probation for setting fire to a trailer on June 18.

Court records show that Judge Doug Mattson also ordered Khan to undergo a psychological evaluation and a chemical dependency evaluation while she is incarcerated.

Mattson also ordered her to pay $425 in court costs and to pay restitution yet to be determined and to have no contact with the victims.

Khan will receive credit for the 76 days she has already served in the Ward County Jail, plus 11 days time off for good behavior.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Khan had visited the trailer earlier that evening and was ordered to leave because of her disorderly behavior. As she was leaving, she threatened to burn down the trailer. She later returned with another man and was ordered to leave again. A witness spotted Khan using gasoline to start the fire. The fire was started outside the west bedroom of the trailer and an accelerant was used. Police also found an empty fuel can outside the trailer.


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