Man charged in Skokie house explosion

Suspect Stefan Kogut, Prospect Heights, Ill. (Skokie Police Dept.)

April 24, 2012 7:25:56 AM PDT
Criminal charges have been filed against a 53-year-old man from Prospect Heights in connection with a December 2011 arson investigation in Skokie.

Stefan Kogut was charged with two counts of arson after a home on Kimball exploded the morning of December 12.

Police say Kogut was found near the vacant two-flat's rubble and taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston with injuries from the incident.

A Skokie police report in January suggested that an accelerant may have been used.

The building was later torn down.