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Wyman teen in court this morning, could go to prison for arson

WILLMAR -- Andrew Charles Wyman, the 18-year-old Willmar boy who absconded from Prairie Lakes Youth Programs in February while serving his juvenile sentence for arson, burglary and theft, is due in court this morning.

Wyman will appear before Judge Kathryn N. Smith in Kandiyohi County District Court for an extended juvenile jurisdiction revocation hearing. He has been held in the county jail since April 3, when he was taken into custody by CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents at a rural New London home.

Wyman absconded from Prairie Lakes on Feb. 19. He was sentenced, as a juvenile, in September to Prairie Lakes Youth Programs for his role in the two-week crime spree of stealing and destroying vehicles and setting fire to a Willmar home.

Wyman's sentence included a stayed adult sentence of 75 months in prison on the first-degree arson, to be imposed only if he doesn't comply with the juvenile sentence charge. He was also ordered to pay $100,000 restitution in the case.

Wyman's accomplice, Chase John Hodapp, 20, of Willmar, was sentenced to 39 months in prison for his role in the April 19 to May 3 crime spree. He was also ordered to pay $39,219.54 in restitution and $450 in fines.

Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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