Young’s Attorney Files Motion To Dismiss In Warren County Case; Argument Scheduled For Friday

WARREN (Pa.) – A motion to dismiss the case against 20-year-old Jonathan Young was filed in Warren County Court last month by defense attorney Charbel Latouf.
Court records obtained by WNYNewsNow show that an argument over the motion is scheduled for Friday at 9:30 AM. Young faces multiple charges in Warren County after he allegedly burglarized a Pine Grove Township home in March 2017.
Young previously plead guilty in Butler County (Pa.) to a charge of arson after he set a house on fire in Slippery Rock Township. He was sentenced to 15-30 months in Butler County Jail, but was credited for 395 days of time served. Young is required to pay more than $60,000 in restitution, court costs and other miscellaneous fees.
“Over the last 13 months, I’ve learned a lot about myself,” Young said to the victims of the arson during his sentencing. “I truly feel remorseful for what I did. I realize I did wrong. I am very sorry.  I never meant to hurt you.”
“What I did was wrong. I will accept any punishment the court deems fit.”
Young is currently in Warren County Jail. He also faces 14 counts of arson and 11 counts of criminal mischief in Chautauqua County. Young is accused of setting numerous fires in the Jamestown and Falconer area.
Young also has a warrant from Chautauqua County Court for a charge of criminal mischief, but it’s unclear whether that is one of the 11 aforementioned criminal mischief charges, or if it is an additional charge.