JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man accused of intentionally setting a dozen fires in March 2017 is scheduled to be sentenced on a separate arson charge tomorrow in Butler County Court, Pennsylvania.
The Post-Journal is reporting that 20 year-old Jonathan Young will be sentenced after pleading guilty to a single count of arson earlier this month. The charge was related to Young setting fire to a two-story home in Slippery Rock Township, Pennsylvania on March 28, 2017. Before his plea deal, Young was facing three felony counts of arson, in addition to other counts related to burglary and criminal mischief.
He faces a sentence of 15 to 30 months in jail, which will be served in Butler County. He has been jailed since his arrest there last year.
The fire in Slippery Rock took place after Young fled the area as police in Chautauqua County were closing in on him as the suspect of a rash of fires that broke out earlier in the month – including a large fire on W. Main Street in downtown Falconer that displaced nearly two dozen residents.
Once Young is sentenced in Butler County, PA, the Chautauqua County DA’s office will have a better indication of when he’ll be brought back to face local charges that include two counts of felony second-degree arson, nine counts of felony third-degree arson and one count of third-degree arson.
Young is also facing charges in Warren County after he allegedly stole a vehicle in Pine Grove Township in Pennsylvania.