Baylis firefighter charged with arson

UPDATED: June 26 at 4:45 p.m.

The volunteer firefighter charged with arson in connection with a fire in Baylis Illinois last weekend has officially been charged with arson.

Michael D. Rohn is in the Pike County jail on a $10,000 bond.

He was arrested shortly after fire crews extinguished the fire in the vacant trailer.

He's due back in court next week for a bond reduction hearing.

His preliminary hearing is set for July 10th.


The Pike County State's Attorney is expected to file formal charges against a Baylis firefighter accused of setting a mobile home on fire.

Michael D. Rohn, 20, was arrested Sunday after firefighters and police were dispatched shortly before 2:30 p.m. to 210 Cedar St. in Baylis for a burning trailer.

Rohn was arrested following an investigation by the Pike County Sheriff's Department and the Illinois State Fire Marshal. He is currently being held at the Pike County Jail pending a 9 a.m. bond hearing Thursday.

Rohn has been a member of the Baylis Fire Department for two months and was immediately relieved of his duties upon his arrest.

No one was injured in the fire. The investigation is ongoing.

State's Attorney Frank McCartney said he is reviewing the charges Monday.