Trial date pushed back for man charged with arson

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.--- The trial date has been pushed back for a man accused of setting his foreclosed home on fire.

62-year-old Douglas Wilcox was in court Monday and went before Judge Hurley.

Wilcox is charged with arson for a house fire in the 21000 block of Sandy Brook Dr. in August.

In court Friday, a continuance was granted by the judge.

Wilcox will be back in court for his record date June 30th and his trial date is now set for July 21st.

Wilcox was supposed to give keys to the new owner the day his home burned down.

After a search that lasted a few weeks police found and arrested him at a casino in Battle Creek.

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