WARREN – A Warren County man charged with several counts of attempted criminal homicide will stand trial on unrelated charges starting May 9 at 9 a.m in Warren County Court, according to court records obtained by WNYNewsNow Tuesday morning.
Jackson Kent Knappenberger, 25, 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.
Knappenberger, in a separate case, 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.
Pennsylvania State Police report that Knappenberger confessed to lighting a plastic bag containing gas and oil on fire near a Wilson Road residence in December 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 plead not guilty in February. No other court date has been scheduled in that case.