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Family Feud May Have Sparked Alleged Arson Case

Posted June 25, 2006 9:45 a.m. EDT
Updated August 5, 2008 4:08 p.m. EDT

— Two sisters and their friend were arrested on Saturday in connection with an arson case in which they allegedly set a house on fire with a family inside.

Sisters Cassandra Justyne Boston, 17, and Carryne Valique Satterwhite, 16, as well as their friend, Faith Sherrie Streeter, 18, were arrested and each charged with first-degree arson. Boston and Satterwhite were in jail on Sunday, each under a $1 million bond; Streeter was being held under a $200,000 bond.

"They knew the whole time we were in the house 'cause I was screaming inside the house," said Ivany Mims, who was inside with her three children.

Mims said what began as a fight between her 10-year-old and another student at school escalated into a feud between the two families. Police said they believe that may have led the sisters and their friend to start the fire.

"I can't believe people could be so evil," Mims said.

Within the past few months, police said, they have also responded to several calls of vandalism at Mims' house.

Mims said she set up a surveillance camera on her own to catch the vandals. In one recent incident, surveillance video shows someone kicking her car and several people walking back and forth from the house before police arrive.

For now, Mims and her children are staying with friends.

All three suspects were expected to make their first court appearance on Monday.