WARREN, PA – The Jamestown Post-Journal is reporting that a continuance was granted in Warren County Court regarding a motion to dismiss a charge against a Jamestown man accused of committing a series of arsons in early 2017.
The continuance issued on July 5 involves a theft charge against 20-year-old Jonathan Young stemming from an incident in Pine Grove Township, Pa. The hearing has been moved to Tuesday, July 24.
Young has been facing charges in Warren and Butler counties in Pennsylvania as well as in Chautauqua County after police say he intentionally set multiple fires over a 30-day span last March, including a major fire in the village of Falconer.
He was sentenced in April in Butler County Court after pleading guilty to arson for a March 28, 2017 structure fire set in Slippery Rock, Pa. His plea agreement called for a sentence of 15 to 30 months in jail, most of which had already been served while he awaited trial.
Young is set to face the charges in Chautauqua County Court once court action is completed in Pennsylvania.