Convicted arsonist sentenced to prison for probation violation

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Demarquis Gill

A Cape Girardeau man convicted of arson last year will spend time behind bars after violating probation terms.

Demarquis M. Gill, who set fire to a carport and home at 1863 Big Bend Road in September, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge William L. Syler to nine years in jail after being found in violation of probation.

Syler determined Gill violated probation after he was charged with patronizing prostitution earlier this year. On Aug. 4, a jury found him guilty of the misdemeanor, and Gill was sentenced to 60 days in jail on that charge.

The misdemeanor sentence will run concurrently with Gill's nine-year sentence, according to assistant prosecuting attorney Jack Koester.

Gill, 26, began serving his sentence Aug. 11.

Pertinent address:

1863 Big Bend Road, Cape Girardeau, MO

Map of pertinent addresses

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