Prior Lake Arson Conviction​ 07 Jul 12

A Prior Lake man has been found guilty of 1st-degree arson in Scott County Court, nearly 8 years after his family’s home was destroyed by a fire. A jury found 48-year-old Elbert Eugene Greene Jr guilty following nearly three hours of deliberation. His father, Elbert Eugene Greene Sr also faced a 1st-degree arson charge in relation to the case, but was acquitted by a Scott County jury last October. The case against the 2 took years of investigation from the Prior Lake Police Department, the state fire marshal and insurance companies. Both Greenes were charged one day before the case would have reached its statute of limitations. Greene Jr is now scheduled to be sentenced for the crime on August 21st.