DENVER – A Denver man has been formally charged with arson and use of an incendiary device or explosive for allegedly using a Molotov cocktail to light his home on fire on Jan. 8.
Martin Schenck, 59, faces two counts of use of an explosive or incendiary device, one count of first-degree arson, one count of second-degree arson, four counts of explosive or incendiary device possession, and eight counts of possession of a weapon by a previous offender.
Schenck allegedly intentionally started the fire at his home at 672 S. Irving St. by using a Molotov cocktail.
Police say they allegedly found four weapons and six more Molotov cocktails at Schenck’s home. They had been called out to the home after a shot spotter picked up noises in the area.
Schenck remains in custody at the Denver Detention Center on a $50,000 bond and is next due in court Friday for his second advisement.