Star Woman Charged With Plotting Arson of Rental Property


60-year-old Debra Ball is charged with solicitation to commit a crime.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office said a Star woman asked another woman for a favor: to burn down her home.

Debra Ball, 60, is behind bars, facing a felony charge of solicitation to commit a crime.

Star Police said Ball asked another woman to set fire to a rental property that she no longer felt like maintaining. The unidentified woman told authorities that a relative had been renting a home that Ball owned on Knox Street in Star. But rather than paying Ball for necessary repairs after moving out, Ball allegedly asked the unidentified woman to destroy the house with fire.

Law enforcement said Ball admitted to being tired of the rental and wanted it destroyed.