LYON TOWNSHIP, MI – A 36-year-old man from Lyon Township who was already out of custody and on probation, wearing a tether, is now facing new charges after he allegedly set fire to an abandoned home.
Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Lyon Fire Department were dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 60000 blk of Pontiac Trail. The caller reported it was an abandoned home and he observed smoke coming from the upper story.
Deputies and the Lyon Fire Department arrived on scene. The fire was extinguished. The Lyon Township Fire Marshall requested an Oakland County Fire Investigator for an origin and cause investigation as arson was suspected. It was determined the fire was arson and it had originated in two places on the second floor of the house.
The caller, who became a suspect, was on probation and wearing a GPS tether. The tether company was contacted, it was confirmed that the suspect had been at the location where the fire occurred and at the time it occurred. The suspect was interviewed and then transported to the Oakland County Jail pending issuance of charges.
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