Wisconsin Man Gets 7 Years in Prison in Bowling Alley Arson

October 21, 2011

The owner of a Fond du Lac bowling alley has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to burning down his business.

Lyle Huss will be on extended supervision for 15 years after he serves his prison time. He also was ordered Wednesday to pay more than $353,000 in restitution for fire damages.

In July, Huss pleaded guilty to one count of arson in a plea agreement.

Prosecutors say Huss told investigators the business, Last Stop Lanes, was becoming a financial burden. He initially tried to blame the March 2010 fire on people he claimed may have had a vendetta for getting kicked out of the bowling alley for causing a disturbance. But Huss later confessed.

The building has since been razed.

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