Wolcott man who was being evicted burns down mobile home, faces arson charge

A 20-year-old Wolcott man, who was upset with being evicted, used a lighter to light a couch on fire inside the home.

The incident happened on February 20th around 3 a.m. on Maplewood Drive in Wolcott, according to authorities.

After he started the fire, Dillon R. Hosmer, 20, fell asleep, but luckily – one of the other tenants awoke and all three occupants escaped before the entire mobile home was engulfed in flames.

Following the investigation, deputies arrested Hosmer, charging him with second-degree arson, second-degree criminal mischief, and first-degree reckless endangerment.

Hosmer was arraigned in the Town of Wolcott Court and committed to the Wayne County Jail on $1,000 cash bail.

The charges will be answered at a later date.

Credit: Wayne Times