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Nathan Lumbard sentenced in Michigan arson case

Former LaGrange County resident Nathan Lumbard was sentenced to 71 months to 15 years in prison for breaking and entering and arson at Welch’s Steak and Ribs in Sturgis.

The sentencing came Friday afternoon in the St. Joseph County, Mich., court. A plea agreement that would have seen Lumbard serve three years was rejected earlier by the Michigan judge.

Welch’s burned down on June 2, 2009. In July of that year, Lumbard fled when police attempted to arrest him. He was arrested in May 2011 in Myanmar (Burma), where he was posing as a teacher.