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Wis. Man Accused Of Torching Home In Foreclosure

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A 46-year-old Green Bay man has been charged with setting fire to his home that was in foreclosure.

Timothy R. Porter was charged Friday with a felony count of arson. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison.

A criminal complaint says Porter’s $69,300 home is in a foreclosure action by a bank.

Prosecutors say Porter set fire to the home Wednesday. A neighbor told investigators Porter had been removing items from the house earlier in the day and left shortly before smoke and flames began pouring from a basement window.

A Green Bay Press-Gazette report says Porter’s bond was set at $2,000 cash.

The Associated Press tried to reach Porter Saturday but his telephone number was disconnected. Online court records didn’t list a defense attorney.

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