Formal charges against man accused of torching own home


The man charged with setting his old house on fire is back in St. Joseph County.

62-year-old Douglas Wilcox was arraigned Monday on a charge of Arson for the August 11 fire at his former home in Clay Township.

Wilcox lost the home in a foreclosure, and the new owners were scheduled to move in just days later.

Police arrested him nearly three weeks later at Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek.

He will be back in court September 30.

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