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Suspect in fire case agrees to plea deal in other cases

By The Mercury

Isaac Wilson, accused of allegedly breaking into the house of a Council Grove man last year and setting him afire, had two charges dropped in another case Tuesday as part of a plea agreement.

Wilson is charged with aggravated burglary and aggravated battery in connection with injuries sustained by Sterling Law, 54, of Council Grove. The trial date for the Law case is set for June 25-29.

The Tuesday actions involved a stalking case concerning the mother of Wilson’s children and a separate case of aggravated battery and criminal threat involving Andrew Maiden.

During the same early morning hours that Wilson allegedly attacked Law, he got in to a physical altercation with Maiden and struck him on the head with a metal pipe, said Morris County Attorney. Laura Allen.

“They (Wilson and Maiden) knew each other. Mr. Wilson went to the area where Maiden and another witness were and they got in to a verbal argument,” she said.

Allen said it is unclear what Wilson’s intentions were when he went to meet Maiden.

On Tuesday, Wilson pleaded guilty to aggravated battery on Maiden. As a result of a plea agreement, the stalking charge and the criminal threat charge were dismissed.

Wilson’s sentencing date is set for May 1.

Wilson is currently being held in jail.

WIBW reported that a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s office said the Law case is still under investigation to determine whether it will be classified as a federal hate crime.

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