Police: Teen Wanted In Connection With Fatal Fire Now In Custody

CLARKSVILLE – The 17-year-old person of interest wanted in connection with a fatal fire in Allegany County is now in custody.

New York State Police say Williams Larson Jr. was arrested Thursday afternoon following a search throughout the region.

Police said Larson Jr. was identified on scene while the fire was being extinguished and left the location prior to troopers arriving.

Troopers said they have not yet been able to positively identify the two victims found deceased inside the Courtney Hallow Road home. Although, they know at least three people lived in the home; including Larson Jr. and his parents.

The Portville, Bolivar-Richburg and Cuba-Rushford school districts closed as a precaution.

Randolph Central School District additionally went into a lock out of an abundance of caution.


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