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Arson suspect from Sparta now jailed in Michigan



A Sparta man is jailed in Michigan, waiting to be brought back to Wisconsin to face several charges, including arson. 

Brian Zillmer was arrested Saturday at his grandparents’ home in Calhoun, Michigan. 

Zillmer is suspected of setting fire to a house in Little Falls last week.  He reportedly was seen in the Melrose area the next day, but avoided being captured. 

Police believe Zillmer tampered with an electronic monitor he was wearing after being released from the Sparta jail. 

He had already been charged with burglary, theft, and meth possession in a case filed in December.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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