An Evergreen couple pleaded guilty June 16 to setting a house on fire and stealing the owners' car and jewelry.
Gregory Allen Leon, 24, and his girlfriend, Summer Lynn Baker, 24, will be sentenced Aug. 21. Leon faces between four and 48 years in prison, and Baker faces two to six years in prison. Leon is not eligible for probation.
Leon pleaded guilty to first-degree arson and theft from an at-risk adult, both class 3 felonies. Baker pleaded guilty to class 4 felony theft.
The couple were at an Evergreen house being cared for by an acquaintance while the home's owners were on vacation. The owners returned to their home on Armadillo Trail on Oct. 31, 2007, to find it ablaze. An investigation led to the arrests of Leon and Baker. The investigation revealed that the homeowners lost two cats in the blaze, and more than $138,000 in jewelry was missing.
Courier readers first became acquainted with the couple in a story about Baker giving birth in a cabin in Kerr Gulch. Their children are in the custody of social services.