An O'Fallon man was sentenced to six years in prison for for setting a fire that destroyed his home on in January 2012, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
O'Fallon Patch previously reported, O'Fallon Police responded to a call about a house fire in the 600 block of Castlebrook Drive at 9:42 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31.
No one was inside the home during the fire and no injuries were reported. The O'Fallon and Cottleville fire protection districts and Central County Fire and Rescue responded to the scene.
Timothy Copeland, 52, O'Fallon pleaded guilty in St. Charles County Circuit Court July 16 to second-degree arson.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Copeland told authorities he was stressed when he poured gasoline on his kitchen floor before setting it on fire and leaving.