Court To Review Legality Of Statements Made To Police In Jonathan Young Case

MAYVILLE – Jonathan Young, the 20-year-old area resident accused of setting numerous fires in the Jamestown and Falconer area, is scheduled to have a Huntley Hearing on Nov. 28 at 9:30 a.m in Chautauqua County Court, according to a court clerk. said, 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 clerk told WNYNewsNow that a trial conference is still set for Jan. 18, with the trial slated for Jan. 22. A conference to discuss the details of the case is also scheduled for chambers on Nov. 19.
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.