UPDATE: Trial scheduled for Rochester man deemed competent in kidnapping, arson case
(ABC 6 News) – A Rochester man accused of kidnapping a woman and setting fire to a house in Pine Island will stand trial after being deemed competent.
Michael Steven Drury, 52, was charged with kidnapping, first-degree burglary, false imprisonment, terroristic threats, second-degree assault, and first-degree arson in November of 2021.
He is accused of forcing a woman into her car and to her home in Pine Island, where she escaped and contacted law enforcement.
After police arrived, Drury allegedly threatened to burn the house down, then set fire to a lower portion and exited through the garage.
Judge Jacob C. Allen asked for a competency assessment on May 13.
Drury was found competent Wednesday, June 8.
Drury’s trial has not been scheduled, but the defense entered a demand for a speedy trial on the same day.
His pretrial is scheduled for June 23, with a jury trial July 5.