Couple sentenced for role in Jordan Mill fire

Source: Columbus Police Department
Source: Columbus Police Department
Gail Setters (Source: Columbus Police Department)
Gail Setters (Source: Columbus Police Department)

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Convictions have been handed down, almost five years to the day after a Columbus mill went up in flames.

A federal judge sentenced Gail Setters to a four-year sentence. Previously, authorities identified Setters to be Paula Coultes.

Frederick Bryant was given ten years for his role in the role in the arson, which took down the old Jordan Mill on October 23, 2005.  [Read: Man pleads guilty to burning down Jordan Mill]

The couple has been ordered to pay close to $2 million in restitution -- 1,873,478. 89 to be exact.

Originally, the mill was going to be sold as property to build condos for the elderly.

According to court documents obtained by News Leader 9, agents traveled to a state prison in Pulaski County, to interview Setters.  [Click here to read the official court documents. ]

She allegedly told authorities that she and her husband, Frederick Bryant, broke into the mill and set the fire. Their motive -- to steal copper wiring and sell it for profit.

Setters allegedly told authorities that they had used lighter fluid to start the fire, watch the building burn, then went home.

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