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UPDATE: Police say two arrested in Wausau East shed fire

Ritchie (Left), Kerswill (Right) Ritchie (Left), Kerswill (Right)

Two men were arrested Thursday in an arson fire that destroyed a shed near the Wausau East High School baseball fields, Police Lt. Nathan Cihlar said.

William Ritchie, 22, of Wausau and Jacob Kerswill, 19, of Weston were arrested on possible felony arson charges, according to Wausau police.

The fire was discovered about Wednesday morning. No one was hurt.

The motive for the blaze remains under investigation, but police said the fire was related to an incident of graffiti sprayed on the same shed last week.

Security footage captured Wednesday shows a car near the building shortly after 1 a.m.

The building was spray painted and then on fire shortly after 3 a.m., police said.

Ritchie and Kerswill are expected to appear in court Tuesday.


Wausau Police said they are working with Wausau Fire Department after a shed went up in flames overnight Wednesday. 

Lieutenant Nathan Cihlar said dispatch notified Wausau police and fire departments around 6:00 a.m. Wednesday.

According to the Wausau Police Department, this is the same shed that was sprayed with graffiti last week.

The shed is located off of Coates Lane, near the Wausau East baseball fields. 

Lt. Cihlar told Newsline 9 a fire inspector is helping to investigate what caused the fire and whether or not it was intentional.

Stay with Newsline 9 for updates on this developing story. 

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