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Drew S. Christensen Sentenced to Prison for Arson Fires
MADISON — On Monday, November 18, 2013, Drew S. Christensen, of Suring, was sentenced in Oconto County Circuit Court on two counts of Arson of a Building without Owner’s Consent, a felony. In case 2012CF189, the Honorable Jay N. Conley sentenced Christensen to 17 years initial confinement and 11 years extended supervision, concurrent to existing sentences; and in case 2012CF190, Judge Conley sentenced Christensen to 19 years initial confinement and 14 years extended supervision, concurrent to his existing sentences.
According to the Criminal Complaints (Cases 2012CF189, 2012CF190), in an interview with a Deputy Fire Marshal from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the defendant admitted to causing the fire at a seasonal home belonging to Michael Borchardt, Kristine Trojan and Kenneth Trojan in the Town of Bagley on August 5, 2011. As part of the interview, Christensen also admitted to starting other fires in the area, according to the complaints, including the January 22, 2012, fire that destroyed a garage and its personal contents belonging to Dennis F. Lasky. The Oconto County cases were prosecuted by Oconto County District Attorney Edward Burke.
On Thursday, November 14, 2013, in Marinette County Circuit Court, Christensen was sentenced to five years initial confinement and five years extended supervision on one count of Arson of a Building with Intent to Defraud. The Honorable David G. Miron ordered this sentence consecutive to the defendant’s current federal sentence.
These matters were investigated by the Oconto County and Marinette County Sheriff’s Departments, the Suring Police Department, the Office of the State Fire Marshal at the Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), the Michigan State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).