Arraignment Set for Woman Charged with Arson in Wentzville House Fire

Danielle A Dartt

An arraignment has been scheduled on March 2 for a woman who was charged with arson after a fire in a Wentzville home last November.

Danielle Alizabeth Dartt, 35, was charged with second-degree arson after allegedly setting fire to a mattress in the home on Juno Drive. Dartt, who has no current address listed in court documents, was the only person in the home when the fire began.

According to the probable cause statement, the homeowner was sitting outside the home after an argument with Dartt. Dartt was throwing items, including clothing, out of the window. The homeowner then saw smoke and went to a neighbor’s house to call 911.

Dartt claimed that a candle started the fire. Court documents state that the fire marshall who investigated the scene ruled out accidental causes and noted that the stove burners were turned on and the knobs removed.

Bond was set at $500,000, cash only. Missouri Casenet shows that Dartt received a suspended sentence after she was found guilty of assault in Warren County in 2010, and was charged with violation of an order of protection in Wentzville in 2015.