Arson Suspect Worked for the Bucket

By: Tim Gillette
By: Tim Gillette

WILLIAMSTON - The Ingham County Sheriff's Office has identified the man suspected of setting the Williamston Bucket tavern on fire last month. Jason Warren Stallcup, 37, was arraigned this morning in Ingham County's 55th District Court on charges related to the arson. This afternoon he will be charged in a Lansing city court, as well, on charges related to the the chase that ended in his capture in Lansing Monday morning. The Sheriff's Department did not comment on what may have been the motive for the arson. The Bucket's owner says that Stallcup had worked at the tavern on-and-off over the past year.

Stallcup is also wanted on suspicion of a mid-December kidnapping in Arkansas, and there are outstanding charges in Colorado. The Sheriff's Department says he will eventually be extradited to Arkansas. Stallcup has been convicted in Michigan for home invasion and unarmed robbery charges in Shiawassee County.

The Bucket was severely damaged in the December 28th fire. No one was hurt, and firefighters were able to prevent the fire from spreading to adjacent buildings. The Bucket had been destroyed by fire in 2006 and rebuilt.

Watch News 10 at 6pm for more details on this developing story.


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  • by Christina Banwell Location: Atlanta, GA on Jan 7, 2009 at 04:43 PM
    I would have to say there is a lot more than $75,000.00 worth of damage, more like $275,000.00
  • by Christina Banwell Location: Atlanta, GA on Jan 7, 2009 at 04:38 PM
    Don't worry everyone Craig's a very good business man and he will have that place up and running soon. See you all soon!!
  • by Vanessa Location: WIlliamston on Jan 7, 2009 at 11:46 AM
    There are several questionable tenants living in the same apartment complex off of grandriver.
  • by pampered prisoner Location: Adrian on Jan 7, 2009 at 10:24 AM
    Do you do an employee backgroung check? check this site out: http://www.thepamperedprisoner.com/jstallcupmi.htm
  • by Google his name Location: Williamston on Jan 7, 2009 at 10:03 AM
    This dirt bag was living in our town! Fayetteville, AR - The U.S. Marshals and Fayetteville Police Department, a member of the Northwest Arkansas Sex Offender and Violent Crime Task Force, announce the arrest of Jason Stallcup, age 37. Stallcup has a violent criminal past dating back to 2000, when he was arrested and convicted for several charges including kidnapping, burglary, and battery.Based on the this tip, Michigan State Police, the Michigan Department of Community Corrections, and local authorities arrested Stallcup at a local motel following a vehicle pursuit in which several vehicles were damaged. Stallcup is currently being held at a local facility in Western Michigan where he awaits formal court proceedings on the Michigan charges. Stallcup will be extradited to Arkansas at the conclusion of his legal proceedings in Michigan.
  • by Ken Location: Williamston on Jan 7, 2009 at 09:45 AM
    Thank You Wiliamston PD, though it did'nt take a rocket scientist, ironically to describe an endeavor that is simple and straight forward-for those from Fowlerville, that a former employee did it! Maybe White Street can be normal again!
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