BUTLER, PA – The Jamestown area man accused of setting a dozen fires in Jamestown and Falconer in March 2017 has reportedly reached a plea agreement involving charges he faced in Pennsylvania.
WNY News Now is reporting that 20 year-old Jonathan Young pleaded guilty to Felony 1 Arson in Butler County Court. All other charges were dropped in exchange for the guilty plea.
Young was apprehended March 28 in Slippery Rock, PA – minutes after allegedly setting a vacant home on fire.
He’s also been linked to 12 separate arsons in Jamestown and Falconer in 2017, including a fire that devastated downtown Falconer.
Young will be sentenced in Butler County Court on April 26.
He is expected to answer charges in Chautauqua County Court after proceedings in Pennsylvania are complete.