Defendants plead not guilty in Jaycee arson charges
July 24, 2009
Tim Leeds Havre Daily News [email protected]
The three Havre men accused of breaking into the Jaycees fireworks booth, stealing a large amount of fireworks and then starting the booth on fire today pleaded not guilty in state District Court to all charges stemming from the incident. Anthony W. Groce, 18, was charged with felony counts of arson by accountability, burglary and theft, and Charles S. Stratton, 20, and Lester T. Skramstad, 18, both were charged with arson, burglary and theft. Judge David Rice set the omnibus hearings, in whi...