BROOKVILLE — A Big Run man and his daughter were sentenced in the Court of Common Pleas in Brookville for setting fire to their home in Big Run.

Donnie Schaffer, Punxsutawney, was sentenced on a charge of arson with a danger of death.

He must pay all costs, fines and restitution and will be on probation for 10 years.

He was also sentenced on a charge of making a false insurance claim. On that charge he must pay all costs, fines and will be on probation for seven years, with the sentence to run concurrent with arson.

On the charge of criminal conspiracy to commit arson, with intent to collect insurance, he must pay all costs and fines and will be on probation for 10 years, with the sentence to run concurrent with arson and false insurance claim.

Katie Schaffer, Punxsutawney, was charged with arson with the danger of death; she must pay costs, fines and restitution and will serve two to four years in a state correctional institution.

On the charge of making a false insurance claim, she must pay all costs and fines and must serve three to 12 months in a state correctional institution. The sentence is to run consecutive to the arson conviction. On the charge of criminal conspiracy to commit arson, with intent to collect insurance, she must pay all costs and fines and will serve three to 12 months in a state correctional institution. The sentence to run consecutive to the arson and false insurance claim.

Donnie Schaffer and Katie Schaffer were initially facing more than 80 felony charges each after being accused of setting fire to their home in September.

The blaze completely destroyed a home in Big Run Borough, causing $200,000 in damages.

The severity of the fire caused a structural collapse.

The home was owned by Donnie M. Schaffer, 40, at 317 E. Main St., Big Run. The fire started around 3 a.m.

A criminal complaint includes text messages between Schaffer and his daughter, Katie Schaffer, that show a discussion about burning the house to the ground after finding the roof leaking.

Police said the duo discussed how to set the fire, where to set it and what to do with their dogs.

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