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Canton Public Safety

Posted on: December 11, 2019

Suspect charged with arson of home

December 11, 2019, Canton, MI – Jason Michael Wilkinson was arraigned yesterday in 35th District Court on two charges related to a residential structure fire that occurred on Crestmont Drive, in February, 2019. 

Wilkinson, 38 from Waterford, was charged with Second Degree Arson, a 20-year felony; and Arson–Preparation to Burn a Dwelling, a 10-year felony; and Habitual Offender Fourth Offense.  His bond was set at $500,000 (10%) by Chief Judge Michael J. Gerou, with his next court appearance scheduled for December 20, 2019.  

The Police and Fire Department conducted a lengthy investigation into the suspicious fire, resulting in charges being filed by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office against Wilkinson who had been contracted to perform work on the residence.  The homeowners were not home at the time of the fire, but suffered significant loss of property and damage inside the residence.



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