Fond Du Lac Man Convicted Of 2016 Fire Bombing

(Fond du Lac) A Fond du Lac man has been convicted of a 2016 fire bombing in the city. Jonas Johnson was found guilty of a felony count of Damage of Property by Use of Explosives, First-Degree Reckless Injury, and First-Degree Reckless Endangering Safety.

Fond du Lac authorities were called to Doty Street for reports of a structure fire. They found damage consistent with an explosion that created a hole through the home’s south wall.

One occupant of the residence sustained a pulmonary contusion, rib fractures, and a head injury. Another person made the bomb but paid Johnson to place it in a mailbox at the residence. Apparently a resident of the home ripped the individual who made the bomb off in a drug deal. The homemade explosive was retaliation.

The 24-year-old Johnson faces up to 40 years in prison. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered and further court activity is on the calendar in May.