Bismarck arson suspect linked to April hotel blaze in custody

(Bismarck, ND) -- Police say they have a suspect in custody linked to last month's fire at a Bismarck motel.  

Authorities say Saydee Bear Robe of Spearfish, South Dakota admitted using pages pulled from a phone book and mattress stuffing to set the fire that damaged the motel on May 25th, claiming she needed to "cleanse the building of evil spirits." Burleigh County prosecutors say she faces a single count of arson.