Young To Appear In Court Next Week

MAYVILLE – The next hearing for Jonathan Young, 20, of Kennedy, will be Dec. 20 in Chautauqua County Court.

A court clerk recently told WNYNewsNow that Young will have a Huntley Hearing at 9:30 a.m. According to, a Huntley Hearing is a pretrial hearing in New York State that’s held on motions to suppress a defendant’s statement to police on the ground that it was illegally obtained.

The Huntley Hearing was originally scheduled for Nov. 28th, but Chautauqua County Court was closed that day due to a severe winter storm that lead to the closure of all non-essential county services.

The clerk told WNYNewsNow that a trial conference is still set for Jan. 18, with the trial slated for Jan. 22.  

Young was indicted by a Chautauqua County grand jury in Fall 2017 on 14 counts of arson and 11 counts of criminal mischief. Young’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 Jul. 24 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 Mar. 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.