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Foresthill woman, boyfriend have upcoming court dates

Charges related to marijuana possession, arson and DUI
By: Jenifer Gee Journal Staff Writer
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A Foresthill woman accused of setting her boyfriend on fire will be making a pre-Valentine’s Day trip to court Friday. Her boyfriend will also appear in court early next month on marijuana possession and driving under the influence charges. Traci Nicole Gilson, 21, is charged with trying to set her boyfriend, Allan Lane Scott, on fire in November 2008. She will appear in court this month. Gilson is formally charged with felony domestic violence with a special allegation of great bodily injury in a complaint filed Nov. 18 by the Placer County District Attorney’s Office. She has pleaded not guilty to the charge. The charge includes three separate felony counts of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm and arson causing great bodily injury. The complaint also included three separate misdemeanor counts of petty theft, burglary and battery. Scott is scheduled for a March promise to appear following October 2008 charges of marijuana possession and driving under the influence of alcohol. In a complaint filed Oct. 31, Scott is charged with one felony of possession of marijuana/hashish for sale. He is also charged with six misdemeanors including driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, DUI with .08 percent alcohol, loaded firearm in a vehicle and possession of marijuana over 28.5 grams. Court records list the same address on the 6000 block of Soap Street for both Scott and Gilson. Gilson has additional charges unrelated to the domestic violence complaint. On Oct. 31 she was charged with a felony driving under the influence and a count of possessing a loaded firearm in a vehicle. Gilson also has a notice to appear on a misdemeanor charge of vandalism less than $400. Gilson was arrested Nov. 14 for allegedly setting her boyfriend, 19-year-old Allan Lane Scott, on fire with gasoline. The incident leading up to the alleged crime began with a “heated argument” between Gilson and Scott, according to Sgt. Dennis Walsh, head of Placer County Sheriff’s Department crimes against people unit. At about 9 a.m. that day, a utility worker driving on Foresthill Road saw a vehicle on fire and saw the suspect and victim outside of the car, Walsh said. Allan was said to have severe burns and fled into a nearby forest before emergency personnel arrived. Since the incident, an emergency protective order has been in place preventing Gilson from contacting Scott. Gilson will appear in Placer County Superior Court for a motion hearing at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 13 in Dept. 32 at the Bill Santucci Justice Center in Roseville. Scott has a promise to appear in Placer County Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. March 9 in Dept. 13 at the county jail courtroom in Auburn. The Journal's Jenifer Gee can be reached at jeniferg@goldcountrymedia.com or post a comment.