Case Advanced For Man Charged With Arson, Attempted Criminal Homicide

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WARREN – The attempted criminal homicide case for Jackson Kent Knappenberger, 25, of Sugar Grove, has moved from the Magistrate Court to the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas.

According to court records obtained by WNYNewsNow, the Court of Common Pleas received the paperwork for Knappenberger on Wednesday. Knappenberger, whose bail was revoked from a separate criminal case, is now scheduled to have a formal arraignment on Feb. 21 at 9:30 a.m. in Warren County Court.

Pennsylvania State Police report that Knappenberger confessed to lighting a plastic bag containing gas and oil on fire near a Wilson Road residence last month with two other adults and five children inside

Knappenberger was reportedly caught a short distance from the scene barefoot and muddy. Troopers said Knappenberger lost his boots while fleeing the scene.

Knappenberger is charged with seven counts of attempted criminal homicide, seven counts of aggravated assault, one count of arson, five counts of endangering the welfare of a child, seven counts of recklessly endangering another person and a count of retaliation.

In a separate court case, the Sugar Grove native is charged with corruption of minors, corruption of minors (defendant age 18 or above), indecent assault of a person less than 13 and harassment (subject other to physical contact). Knappenberger was arrested in June on those charges.

Separate court documents obtained by WNYNewsNow reveal that, as of publish time, no more court appearances have been scheduled in that case.

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