Plainfield - A Plainfield man who set fire to the same house twice in 2007 has been sentenced to five years in prison, according to the Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office. Keenan W. Slagel, 29, of the 24500 block of Caton Farm Road, Plainfield, pled guilty to two separate counts of arson at a residence on Winding Creek Drive in unincorporated Yorkville. The first incident occurred on March 30, 2007 in which a then unknown person broke into the Winding Creek Drive residence and stacked furniture and other items in a pile, ignited the fire and left. The home was in the process of being prepared for new occupants at the time. Fortunately the fire was quickly extinguished when a fish tank ruptured and suppressed the flames. The second incident occurred on April 21, 2007 when a person poured gasoline in the interior of the home, lit a fire and fled. Members of the Oswego Fire Protection District and Bristol-Kendall Fire Protection Ditrict spent several hours fighting the fire until it was extinguished, and the cause was revealed to be arson after the Illinois State Fire Marshall investigated.
Slagel admitted to setting the fires in both instances, believing the home to have belonged to an ex-girlfriend.
Slagel was sentenced to five half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the Arson.
A third fire at the same residence, which occurred during the reconstruction of the home after the second fire, remains open.
Classic mixup. A lot of people will get on this guy’s case. Saying how if you’re going to set your ex-girlfriend’s house on fire you really need to do some research and make sure she definitely in fact lives there. If not the first time then absolutely the 2nd time, and if not the 2nd time then 1000% the 3rd time. These people have probably never had an ex-girlfriend I guess. Seriously get some life experience losers. Ever gotten dumped then watched your ex immediately post a pic of her and some meathead at a beach bar putting his arm around her practically grabbing tit while your mind conjures up all the possible positions he fucked her in that night? You tell me, are you gonna take the time to check property records at that point, or just start lighting shit on fire? That’s what I thought.
PS- I don’t know if this is good journalism or not but I just went ahead and attributed the 3rd fire to this guy, because of fucking course he set that fire, allegedly.