One in custody after house fire in Pine Island
(ABC 6 News) – Multiple crews responded to a house fire in Pine Island on Thursday morning.
Crews responded to a house fire at the 1000 block of 7th Ave SW in Pine Island. Responding crews include the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, Pine Island Fire Department, and Zumbrota Fire Department.
According to the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, the call started out as a domestic situation in Rochester. RPD Captain Casey Moilanen said the woman was assaulted and forcibly taken from a home in Rochester and brought to Pine Island.
Goodhue County deputies got a call around 4:06 a.m. to remove an unwanted person from the home in Pine Island.
The victim, a 44-year-old female, was able to get out of the home but the suspect refused to leave. Shortly after, responding crews saw fire and smoke coming from the home and the suspect eventually came out.
52-year-old Michael Drury of Rochester was taken into custody and taken to Saint Marys in Rochester after he said he had taken pills to try to overdose. Rochester Police Department says Drury is facing charges of false imprisonment, domestic assault, first-degree burglary and felony threats of violence and harassment after he abducted the woman from a friend’s home in NW Rochester.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.