MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Garrett County, Md., attorney accused of setting a fire at the Martinsburg law firm where she once worked and threatening to bomb a nearby insurance business has agreed to enter no-contest pleas to felony charges in Berkeley County Circuit Court.
Ashley R. Shreve, 30, of Oakland, Md., would be convicted of second-degree arson and conveying a false bomb threat if 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes accepts a plea agreement reached between Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely’s office and J. Michael Cassell, the defendant’s attorney.
The judge is expected to announce his decision April 30 at a plea and sentencing hearing, according to court records.
According to the proposed plea agreement, Shreve would be placed on probation for five years in place of prison sentences of one to 10 years and one to three years that would be served concurrently.
Shreve would have to pay restitution and obtain a psychological evaluation at her own expense to address the reasons for her actions. She also would have to participate in mental health counseling, under the plea agreement