Attorney wants to charge Cass Lake teen as an adult in arson case

By KBJR News 1

Attorney wants to charge Cass Lake teen as an adult in arson case

June 4, 2014 Updated Jun 4, 2014 at 11:18 PM CDT

Walker, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Beltrami County Attorney wants to try a 17-year-old accused arsonist as an adult. The Cass Lake teenager is charged with felony wildfire arson in a blaze that burned more than 70 acres on Wednesday, May 28.

Police say after questioning the boy admitted to intentionally starting the fire saying he did it because mosquitos were bothering him.

It was determined in court Tuesday, June 3rd that the boy will be held in detention until his next court date which is set for Tuesday, June 10th.

Ramona Marozas
Rmarozas@kbjr.com

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