BUTLER, PA – A court appearance for Jonathan Young, the local man accused of 12 arsons during the course of one month in the Jamestown area, has been scheduled for May 16 in Butler Co., Pennsylvania.
Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings announced last week that young was the suspect allegedly involved in the arsons that began on March 2 in Jamestown and continued for much of the month, including the March 22 fire in downtown Falconer that displaced more than a dozen residents and at least four businesses.
Young was arrested at the end of March in Butler County, Pa. after he allegedly set fire to an abandoned house near Slippery Rock. According to an article in the Jamestown Post-Journal, faces several charges in Pennsylvania, including two counts of first-degree arson, second-degree arson, two counts of third-degree arson, along with misdemeanors of motor vehicle theft. He is currently being held in Butler County on $75,000 bail.
Young is expected to answer charges in Chautauqua County Court after proceedings in Pennsylvania are complete.
His next court appearance in Butler County is scheduled for May 16, where he will be formally arraigned on the Pennsylvania charges.