Bond revoked for Unity woman charged in house fire
A Unity woman who posted $25,000 bail for allegedly setting fire to a home last month, endangering the lives of a man and two children, had her bond revoked and was ordered back to the Westmoreland County Prison to await trial after police say she was involved in a bar fight Saturday.
Amy Lynn Ludwig, 40, waived her right to a preliminary hearing Monday before Unity District Judge Michael Mahady on multiple criminal charges, including arson, risking a catastrophe, endangering the welfare of children, simple assault and criminal mischief, filed by state police.
Those charges resulted from the Oct. 12 incident during a domestic dispute along Bell Memorial Church Road, also in Unity.
During a brief court appearance Monday before Mahady, Assistant District Attorney Pete Flanigan told Mahady that troopers are preparing new charges related to an assault at the Pleasant Corner Inn along Route 130 about 2 a.m. Saturday, according to court documents.
Flanigan asked that Ludwig’s bond be revoked in light of the new charges of criminal mischief and simple assault that were filed against her by state police.
Mahady approved the bond revocation.
In the first case, Ludwig is accused of endangering a 48-year-old man, a 10-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy during an argument at a home along Bell Memorial Church Road at 12:30 a.m., police said. The police did not reveal the identities of the victims, none of whom was injured.
About 2 a.m. Saturday, state police allege, Ludwig was at the tavern and got into an argument in the bar with Jennifer Ankney, 44, of Southwest and Tyler Riel, 26, of Pleasant Unity.
Ankney reportedly was injured during the argument.
After Ludwig was escorted outside, police said, she caused $1,800 damage to Riel’s vehicle in the parking lot.
A preliminary hearing date on the most recent complaint has not been scheduled.
Paul Peirce is a reporter for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at [email protected] or 724-850-2860.