Mills Man Charged With Two Counts of Arson; More May Follow
A Mills resident who recently moved from Texas faces two charges of second-degree arson and may be accused of six more similar crimes after his arrest on Wednesday.
Greg Lejune, 30, heard the two counts during his initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court on Thursday.
Second-degree arson is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, Judge Michael Patchen said.
Assistant District Attorney Kevin Taheri recommended, and Patchen agreed to set Lejune's bond at $100,000 cash or surety.
Taheri said Lejune is being charged with the two counts so far, but added that he is a suspect in two other set fires in Mills and four others in Texas. Lejune told Patchen that he moved to Mills in March and was at Fort Hood, Texas, since December 2007.
Patchen also appointed a public defender to represent Lejune.
The affidavit of probable cause was not yet available at the Circuit Court Clerk's Office, so some details may be known later.
The case began as four fires considered suspicious were reported in Mills, including two on Wasatch Avenue.
Lejune told Patchen he lived on Wasatch.
The Mills Police Department conducted an extensive investigation with the help of the Mills Fire Department; and fire investigators from Natrona County, Casper Fire-EMS and the Evansville Fire Department. The Copperas Cove, Texas, Fire Department also participated in the investigation along with the Casper Police Department.