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Convicted arsonist on the run from police

Posted at 6:32 PM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 21:34:05-04

The District Attorney's Office needs your help finding a woman with a fiery temper and decided to start a fire in a crime that could have easily killed or injured dozens of people.

Laurie McShann has been a fugitive for more than six years after pleading guilty to a crime at the Seigel Suites on Boulder Highway.

According to District Attorney Steve Wolfson, McShann put flammable materials on the stove, then turned it on.

"Thank God for the sprinkler system," said Wolfson, "because if the system didn't work effectively, the whole apartment complex could have gone up."

Wolfson also says the reason for the crime suggests McShann has the potential of doing something like this again.

"She thought some of the other tenants in the apartment complex were criticizing her and calling her a prostitute," he said. "She says she did this because she was angry."

The District Attorney says McShann is looking at four years in prison when she's eventually caught. And if she's out of state, Wolfson says she will be extradited.

If you have any information on where McShann might be, or any other fugitive wanted by the Clark County District Attorney's Office, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

We also have a Warrant Wednesday update: 41-year-old Shawn Currie is now in custody.

Currie failed to show up for sentencing on a number of felonies, including home invasion, possession of a stolen vehicle, and trying to evade police during a high-speed chase.

Shawn Currie is now the 4th fugitive arrested since the beginning of the year thanks to the Warrant Wednesday program.