March 17, 2014

Three Denison residents arrested last week for a double-murder and arson near Deloit will remain jailed for the duration of their court cases unless they each pay $500,000 cash to get out.

Michael D. Schenk, 26, Jayden R. Chapman, 19, and Erika M. Haberberger-Dains, 36, were arrested overnight Wednesday and each charged with arson and two counts of first-degree murder.

Chapman allegedly admitted to investigators that he and Schenk shot the victims - Marvin Huelsing, 80, of Maple River, and Alice Huisenga, 81, of rural Arcadia - at Huelsing's hobby farm southeast of Deloit and that Schenk torched a mobile home with the victims' bodies inside.

Chapman said he and his alleged cohorts went to the farm to steal metal to sell for scrap, which investigators say led to the altercation. The three allegedly took an unspecified number of metal fence posts.

They are held in Crawford County Jail in Denison, and a judge on Friday set their bail at $500,000 apiece and required the full amount to be paid to be released.

The judge also appointed attorneys Michael Williams, Jennifer Solberg and Jason Dunn to represent Schenk, Chapman and Haberberger-Dains, respectively.

All three are set to appear in court on March 25. They face up to life in prison if convicted of the murder charges.

Huisenga's memorial service and celebration of life were held Saturday at Wheatland Presbyterian Church near Breda.

Huelsing's funeral was held this morning at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll.