Owner now charged in 2011 business fire

(WEAU) - We have new information on the 2011 fire at the Rustic Mill Tavern near Black River Falls.

The owner of the restaurant is now charged in connection to the fire. Brian Adkins, 40, faces several charges including arson, as party to a crime.

Adkins' son Tyler Keck, 21, and a former employee, Kyle Rott, 19, are also charged. According to the criminal complaint, Adkins told Rott and his son he wished the restaurant would burn down.

It says he also agreed to give Rott cigarettes if he started the fire.

The Rustic Mill burned down in July of 2011.


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