Arson, Threats Cases Against Rochester Man Allowed to Go Forward
46-year-old Devon Floyd Sackett is facing two cases in which he’s charged with felony terroristic threats and another case charging him with two counts of Arson. Court documents say all of the alleged crimes occurred at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center.
The proceedings were initially paused in February after Sackett was found incompetent to stand trial. That determination was reversed during a hearing Wednesday in Olmsted County court.
Sackett is accused of threatening to harm two Olmsted County Detention Deputies in separate incidents alleged to have occurred last November and this past February. He is also accused of inflicting thousands of dollars in damages to the jail in the arson case, court documents say.
The fire broke out on December 4 and was believed to have been started when Sackett put a paperclip into an electrical outlet, the criminal complaint says. Detention deputies also noticed the toilet and sink in Sackett’s cell were partially ripped out of the wall.
Sackett was moved to a different area of the jail once the fire started. The charges say he broke off a sprinkler head and used to break portions of a window mounted on the door of the room he was moved to.
The charges estimate the damage done to jail at $4,478.36. Court records indicate Sackett has been convicted in Dodge County of fleeing police in a motor vehicle, terroristic threats and obstructing the legal process.
The next hearing in all three cases is set for October 19.