A man was arrested in the case involving damages to a memorial that honors a fallen officer in our area.
On Tuesday, June 9th The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 38 year old Jason V. Desecki, of Ladysmith for allegedly setting the June 2nd, fire to the Memorial of Sawyer County Deputy Michael Villiard. The memorial is located on State Highway 27/70 near the Village of Couderay.
During an investigation into a domestic abuse incident in Rusk County, the Ladysmith Police Department obtained information regarding a possible suspect in the burning of the memorial. As a result of the investigation, they learned that Desecki intentionally set fire to the memorial and was possibly staying at a residence in Sawyer County.
Sawyer County Deputies then located Desecki at a residence on John Erickson Ave. in the Town of Bass Lake. Desecki was arrested and charged with Arson of Property Other Than a Building and is also facing charges in the Rusk County case.
Desecki is currently being held in the Sawyer County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.