Three facing arson charges in Old Lycoming Twp.

Richard Wheeler, Abbi Orrico, and James Confer.

Police in Old Lycoming Township arrested three individuals after investigators determined a house fire to be arson.

Officials say James Confer paid Richard Wheeler to burn down his home on North Shaffer Hill Road back on September 5, 2018.

Abbi Orrico reportedly helped Wheeler plan the timing and surveillance routes of local fire departments when responding to the fire.

All three admitted to the crimes and are charged with felony arson.

Court documents show Confer, Wheeler, and Orrico all committed to the Lycoming County Prison. Wheeler was denied bail.

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