Halls Ferry Inn Jazz Cafe Owner Given Probation for Burning Down Restaurant
The former business owner pleaded guilty to arson July 30.
Stiles, 40, of the 1200 block of Herman Orchard in North County, was placed on five years supervised probation and must pay $1,000 in restitution.
Stiles pleaded guilty July 30 to setting fire to the business in the 3400 block of North Highway 67 in Florissant.
No one was injured in the Feb. 18 blaze, which destroyed the building that housed the family-owned restaurant, the Halls Ferry Inn, for many years. Stiles transformed the business into a jazz cafe in 2011.