NOVEMBER 20, 2009
KASIMER SOWA PLEADS GUILTY TO SETTING FIRE TO JOEY T’S RESTAURANT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney is pleased to announce that Kasimer Sowa pled guilty today to the Class 2 offense of Arson and was sentenced to four and one-half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Pursuant to a negotiated plea, prosecutors dismissed the remaining charges of theft and burglary. Sowa was charged with setting fire to Joey T’s restaurant which was located on Riverside Drive in McHenry. As a result of the fire, the restaurant closed and the Eighty-year old building was demolished. The McHenry Police Department, with the assistance of the Illinois State Fire Marshall’s Office and the McHenry Fire Department, investigated the fire. Assistant State’s Attorney, Phil Hiscock, of the recently formed Arson Prosecutions Unit, prosecuted the matter.