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.
RELATED: Rochester man charged with kidnapping, arson pleads not guilty | KAALTV.com
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.