Krueger to be charged with 4 felonies in Oceana; faces life in prison

February 10, 2015
Matthew Lawrence Krueger

Matthew Lawrence Krueger

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — The man who allegedly burned a building near Mears before attacking the U.S. Coast Guard station in Grand Haven Sunday, Feb. 8, is facing four felonies in Oceana County, Oceana County Prosecutor Joe Bizon said Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Matthew Lawrence Krueger, 33, is expected to be arraigned in 78th District Court via video conferencing Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 11, on the following charges:

– Count I, first-degree arson, which carries a maximum life sentence and/or a $20,000 fine;

– Count II, second-degree arson, which carries a 20-year sentence and/or a $20,000 fine;

– Count III, arson – preparation to burn property of value of $20,000 or more, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a $15,000 fine.

– Count IV, arson – preparation to burn real insured property, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a $15,000 fine.

Krueger, who appeared on video from the Ottawa County Jail, was arraigned Monday, Feb. 9, in Ottawa County on charges of making a false report or threat of terrorism, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and malicious destruction of personal  property $1,000-$20,000, which carries a maximum five-year sentence.


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