Three men accused of setting a mobile home on fire in Wilton last summer were indicted by a Franklin County grand jury last week.

Indicted on Thursday were D’Kota R. Rowe, 20, of Wilton; Duane A. Bailey, 27, of Carver, Massachusetts; and Devon J. Pease, 22, of Jay, according to the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office.

Rowe and Bailey were each indicted on three counts of burglary, two counts of theft, four counts of arson and conspiracy. Pease was indicted on three counts of burglary, two counts of theft, violation of bail, two counts of arson and conspiracy.

The three men intended to set fire to a home on Sewall Street in Wilton in June 2014, police said. The home belonged to a man with whom Rowe and Bailey had an ongoing feud, but they were deterred from setting the fire by barking dogs and a motion sensor on the outside of the house, so instead set fire to a nearby vacant mobile home in hopes the fire would spread.

Rowe and Bailey are also accused of setting fire to a house in Carthage the same night that destroyed a camp belonging to Andrea and Gene Casey Sr.

At a news conference Sgt. Ken Grimes of the Office of the State Fire Marshal said the fire set in Wilton could have been “a horrific, catastrophic situation” because of the number of people inside the intended target house at the time — eight adults and five children.


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