Court Documents Reveal Formal Charges For Suspected Arsonist

BUTLER-Suspected area arsonist Jonathan Young was formally charged in Butler County Court Tuesday afternoon with WNYNewsNow in attendance.

A shackled Young received notification of the official charges he’ll be facing. Young also learned of his judicial rights while sitting with other people being arraigned on various criminal cases.

The 19-year-old remained quiet, attentive and respectful as the court played a video from Judge Timothy McCune explaining the rights. Young repeatedly glanced around the courtroom as the hearing developed.

Official court documents obtained by WNYNewsNow revealed Young was charged with the following:

Felony-1 Arson (Danger of Death or Bodily Injury), Felony-1 Arson (Inhabited Building or Structure), Felony 1 Burglary (Overnight Accommodations; Person Present), Felony-1 Criminal Attempt (Burglary, overnight accommodations; person present).

Felony 2-Arson with Intent to Destroy Unoccupied Building, Felony-3 Criminal Mischief/Intent to Damage Property Recklessly or Negligibly, Felony-3 Criminal Trespassing, Misdemeanor Possession of an Instrument of Crime, Theft by Unlawfully Taking a Movable Prop and Dangerous Burning.

Young is reportedly expected to make a plea June 5th in Butler County Court at 1 P.M. He is currently in Butler County Jail on $75,000 bail.

The 19-year-old is also facing a multitude of charges in both Chautauqua and Warren Counties, including 12 arsons in the Jamestown/Falconer area.