EAU CLAIRE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – An Eau Claire man convicted of arson after setting his home on fire last year is sentenced. Thomas Hicks is sentenced to 15 years in prison. In November, Hicks pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including 1st-degree recklessly endangering safety and arson of a building.
In January of last year, Hicks started a fire at his home in the 700 block of Hobart Street after getting upset at his wife at the time, who he accused of cheating. There were four adults and three children in the home at the time. They all made it out safely. Hicks was previously convicted of arson in 2009 in Oneida county.