AUBURN, Ind (WFFT) - The man responsible for the July 2nd fire that heavily damaged the historic Eckhart Public Library was sentenced to 14 years in prison Thursday.
Nyckolas Elkin, 24, of Auburn, pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement in DeKalb Superior Court 1. Elkin was given 12 years for the arson charge and an additional two years for a probation violation in a separate case. Those sentences will be served consecutively.
The Eckhart Public Library was extensively damaged by fire, smoke and water. Restoration of the building will take months of work before it can reopen.