WARREN, PA – The Jamestown man who was charged with multiple counts of arson in 2017 has been sentenced in his burglary case in Warren County, Pennsylvania.
The Post-Journal is reporting that 21-year-old Jonathan Young pleaded guilty Monday to felony theft by unlawful taking, movable property and misdemeanor loitering and prowling at night time. Young – who is accused of setting nearly a dozen fires in Jamestown and Falconer in March 2017, is believed to have fled the area to avoid arrest and stole a vehicle in Warren County. The charges he pleaded guilty to this week were in connection to that vehicle theft.
Young was sentenced to 39 to 78 days in jail in relation to the vehicle theft incident.
Young was already prosecuted for an arson charge in in Butler County, Pennsylvania, where he was eventually captured and brought into custody. For his involvement in setting fire to an abandoned structure there, he was sentenced to 15-30 months in prison.
Young also faces multiple counts of arson for allegedly setting the 12 separate fires in Jamestown and Falconer. With the cases in Pennsylvania now prosecuted, his prosecution case in Chautauqua County could soon get underway.