Jonathan Young Trial Now Scheduled To Start In April

MAYVILLE – Jonathan Young, the man accused of setting 12 arson fires in the Jamestown/Falconer area back in 2017, will now stand trial starting in April.

A court clerk told WNYNewsNow Tuesday morning that Young’s trial, originally scheduled to begin today, will now begin on Apr. 2 at 9:30 a.m. in Chautauqua County Court.

Young was indicted in 2017 on 14 counts of arson and 11 counts of criminal mischief. Last month, Young turned down a plea deal which called for him to serve a determinate sentence of 10 years for each of the two counts of second-degree arson that Young faces, concurrently.

The Jamestown man previously plead guilty to a charge of arson in Butler County, Pa. in a plea deal that withdrew nine other charges that he faced in connection with a Slippery Rock fire back in 2017. Young was sentenced to serve 15-30 months in PA state prison, but was credited for serving 395 days in Butler County Jail while awaiting trial.

Young was also ordered to pay more than $60,000 in fees and restitution. The accused arsonist was, a few weeks after sentencing in Butler County Court, transported to Warren County Jail to await trial in a separate case.

Young plead guilty to theft by unlawfully taking a moveable prop in Warren County, and was sentenced to serve 39-78 days. Young was credited with serving 78 days in Warren County Jail. He was transported to Chautauqua County Jail last August.

Young is still in Chautauqua County Jail on $1 million cash/$2 million property bond.

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