Jonathan Young Trial To Start In January

MAYVILLE – The trial for accused arsonist Jonathan Young, 20, of Jamestown, is scheduled to start on Jan. 22 at 9 a.m. in Chautauqua County Court, according to a court clerk.
The clerk told WNYNewsNow that Young will have a trial conference on the morning of Jan. 18. His next hearing is another conference, which is scheduled for Nov. 19 at 1:30 p.m.
When reached by phone Monday afternoon, Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson declined to comment specifically on Young’s case as it remains active.
Swanson, however, said that in a general case, his office is typically satisfied with a court’s sentence should a person plead guilty to the most serious charge they face.
Young was indicted by a Chautauqua County grand jury in Fall 2017 on 14 counts of arson and 11 counts of criminal mischief.  He’s accused of setting 12 separate fires in the Jamestown and Falconer area.
The Jamestown man was sentenced to serve 39-78 days in Warren County Jail after pleading guilty July 24th in Warren County Court to charges of theft by unlawfully taking a movable prop, a Felony 3, and Misdemeanor 3 loitering and prowling at night. In exchange, a burglary charge was dropped.
Young previously pleaded guilty in April to a charge of arson in Butler County. Young set a Slippery Rock residence on fire in March 2017. He was sentenced to 15-30 months in Butler County Jail, most of which was served while awaiting trial, and was also ordered to pay more than $60,000 in court costs, restitution and other fees.
 

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