A 21-year-old Diboll woman arrested late last year in connection with the firebombing of a rural home was convicted and given ten years probation on Wednesday.
Cook acted as the lookout and getaway driver for 24-year-old Justin Benson, who filled a bottle with flammable liquid, lit a fuse and tossed it through the window of a home in August of 2011. The two then sped off to Lufkin, and were arrested in December.
Cook sure knows how to take mugshot...
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In the 18 months prior to that arrest, Cook had been taken to jail six times, including multiple shoplifting arrests, one theft of service charge and another for possession of a dangerous drug. In one theft case, she was hit with a felony for allegedly stealing a shirt worth nine dollars -- getting caught shoplifting three times or more enhances the charge from a misdemeanor, no matter the value of the goods.
According to Angelina County court records, Justin Benson, Cook's accomplice, pleaded guilty and accepted a probated sentence in January.
Like Cook, he'd been on quite a tear before the arson, with numerous burglary charges and one charge (later dismissed) of theft of a firearm.