Convicted Windsor arsonist could be declared dangerous offender
Fire officials say high winds made the blaze at the former Pour House Pub difficult to fight in Windsor, Ont., on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. (Melissa Nakhavoly / CTV Windsor)
A convicted arsonist in Windsor could now be declared a dangerous offender.
It’s because of a fire at the Pour House in downtown Windsor in February of 2017.
Patrick Warren, 39, was convicted of setting the fire last August and remains in jail.
Ontario's attorney general has given approval for local crown attorneys to try to have Warren declared a dangerous offender.
If successful, Warren’s time behind bars could be extended.
Crown attorney Elizabeth Brown says the hearing will take at least three to four weeks and a date for that will be set next week.
But Justice Greg Verbeem estimates it’s not likely to happen until the fall because of scheduling conflicts in the Windsor courts.
No one was injured, but the fire caused $75,000 in damage.