Man facing attempted murder charges in arson fire at Canton mobile home

Posted at 10:24 PM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 05:30:00-04

A 55-year-old man is locked up, facing 20 counts in an early morning arson in Canton.

Stephen Richard Zawodna has been charged with 6 counts of homicide/attempted murder, six counts of assault with intent to murder, six counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harmless than murder, one count of second degree arson and one count of aggravated domestic violence. 

Zawodna has also been charged as a habitual offender third offense.

Canton 911 received a call about a mobile home fire on Old Michigan Avenue at around 5:30 a.m. on Friday, May 25. 

All six people inside were able to get out after being alerted to the fire by a smoke detector. Three of those inside were children.

Zawoda was taken into custody a few hours later.

He is due back in court on June 8.