A Woodstock man was arrested after he allegedly committed an arson fire inside a group home in Woodstock where other people were present, court documents said.
The Woodstock Police Department and Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 3:50 p.m. Monday to the 400 block of West Jackson Street.
Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Communication Specialist Alex Vucha said firefighters received a notification for a fire alarm at a group home.
Firefighters arrived and learned there was a small fire that had been already extinguished. Firefighters then checked for extension of the fire.
The residence remained habitable and no one was displaced, Vucha said.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said the fire had been intentionally started.
Corey F. Liszkiewicz, 30, who resides at the group home, was charged with aggravated arson, a Class X felony, and residential arson, a Class 1 felony.
The complaint said Liszkiewicz started a fire to the interior of the residence in the kitchen.
Liszkiewicz knew there were other residents inside the home at the time of the fire, the complaint said.
There was damage to the interior of the structure and property inside the home, the complaint said.
Officers later located Liszkiewicz and arrested him around 8:30 p.m. Monday.
McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis ordered Liszkiewicz held on a $250,000 bond during a bond hearing Tuesday morning.
Liszkiewicz remains held in the McHenry County Jail and would need to post $25,000 cash in order to be released.
Liszkiewicz’s public defender has filed a motion asking the court to reduce his bond.
The most serious charge against Liszkiewicz, aggravated arson, is a Class X felony that carries six to 30 years in prison if convicted.
A status of preliminary hearing and bond review hearing is scheduled for Thursday.