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updated: 3/11/2014 2:06 PM

Police: Aurora man set fires over video game dispute

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  • Michael O. Davis

      Michael O. Davis

  • Jason McGlaun

      Jason McGlaun

 
 

A 28-year-old Aurora man is accused of setting fire to a porch after an argument Saturday over a video game, police said.

Michael O. Davis, of the 800 block of East New York Street, faces two counts of felony aggravated arson after authorities responded to a commercial building on the same block where he lives for a porch fire, according to police and Kane County court records.

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Aurora Police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said police were sent to a two-story building at about 3:40 p.m. Saturday to assist firefighters.

When officers arrived, they found Jason McGlaun, 49, also of the 800 block of East New York Street, trying to put out several small fires on the building's porch.

Police learned Davis and McGlaun illegally entered an office on the building's second floor and got into an argument over a video game, Ferrelli said.

"They made entry to the office and they had no right being there," said Ferrelli, who did not know what type of game they were playing. "(The fires) at least partially stem from an argument they had over the video game."

Ferrelli said there was about $2,000 damage to the porch along with some of the building's siding. He would not comment on what Davis said to police nor what type of accelerant was used to start the fires.

No injuries were reported.

McGlaun pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal trespass Monday at his first court appearance, according to Kane County court records.

Judge Alice Tracy sentenced him to 10 days in jail.

Davis' bail was set at $150,000. The most severe arson charge is punishable by six to 30 years in prison with no chance of probation.

Davis is due in court March 20. His only previous offense in Kane County was in November 2005 when he was arrested on misdemeanor marijuana charges, and he entered a pretrial diversion program, records show.

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