Student jailed for arson fires at Valdosta State University

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - A student and resident assistant has been
charged with setting a series of fires in a dormitory at Valdosta
State University.

University police said 19-year-old Cherrish Amber Pickett was
booked on four counts of first-degree arson Monday afternoon.

Police said Pickett was linked to at least nine fires at
Langdale Hall between Nov. 2008 and Feb. 2.

According to a university web site, Pickett served as a resident
assistant at the dormitory.

VSU President Patrick Schloss said Pickett will no longer be
allowed on the campus.

She was being held in the Lowndes County Jail without bond.

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