Arsonist receives lengthy prison sentence
A man who sent fire to a double-wide mobile home in early June was sentenced today by Judge Pat Wolke to 70 months in prison.
Rural/Metro Fire Department responded to the mobile home at 3955 Highland Ave. to discover the residence heavily involved with flames. Firefighters managed to extinguish the flames but not before a dog had died and three rooms were heavily damaged.
Investigators later discovered 45-year-old Darrell Butchko set the residence on fire while he was under the influence of methamphetamine.
Restitution for the arson incident is still pending litigation.
Butchko pled guilty to several charges including first-degree arson, two counts of reckless endangerment, fourth-degree assault, first-degree animal abuse and possession of methamphetamine.