Tue, Mar 19, 2013
Sharmeka Moffitt, who police believe set herself on fire in a Winnsboro park in October after claiming she was attacked by the KKK, faces two felony charges according to The News Star.
Fifth District Attorney Mack Lancaster said this morning the Moffitt has been charged with one count of terrorizing and one count of false swearing for the purpose of violating public safety.
Moffitt’s arraignment is set for April 23 in Winnsboro in front of 5th District Judge Rudy McIntyre.
Terrorizing carries a maximum sentence of 15 years, while false swearing carries a maximum sentence of five years. Both counts also carry fines.
Moffitt, 21, of Winnsboro, suffered burns to the majority of her body last fall in what police believe was a self-inflicted act.
She called police Oct. 21 and said she was attacked while walking in Civitan Park by three men in white hoodies who set her on fire. Police also found the words “KKK” and a racial slur written in toothpaste on the hood of Moffitt’s car.