BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A Black River Falls man facing arson charges for burning down a Jackson County Tavern had his initial appearance in court Monday morning.
Kyle Rott, 19, is accused of arson after the Rustic Mill Tavern burned down last July.
If convicted, Rott can serve up to 40 years in prison.
Rott admitted to police that on the night of the fire, he carried gasoline into Rustic Mills, poured it all over the bar, and set it on fire, according to a criminal complaint.
Rott is being represented by a public defender.
He's currently released from jail on a signature bond.
Rott has a pretrial conference with the Jackson County District Attorney Nov. 7.
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