By Devese “Dee” Ursery, Reporter
A man accused of murder and arson in Troy has been transported to the Madison County Jail after a weeks-long hospital stay for injuries sustained in the alleged crime.
Troy Chief of Police Brent Shownes stated in a news release Monday that Michael E. Sloan Jr., 40, has been extradited from the St. Louis Detention Center to the Madison County Jail where he is now awaiting trial.
On Sept. 27, Sloan was charged with three counts of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated arson and aggravated unlawful restraint, according to court documents. Judge Janet Heflin set Sloan’s bond at $1 million.
The three counts of murder are for allegedly causing the death of Susanne Tomlinson, 69, of Troy. Sloan is also accused of setting Tomlinson’s home on fire while he and the victim were still inside, causing her death and leaving him severely burned.
Sloan was pulled from the fire and transported to a St. Louis-area hospital where he remained until he recovered from his injuries on Oct. 31. From there, he was held in the St. Louis Detention Center where he awaited extradition to Illinois.