Police Interview Of Accused Arsonist Led To Arrest, Complaint Revealed

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ELLICOTT – Statements from the man accused of setting a weekend house fire in Falconer contributed to his arrest, according to a criminal complaint obtained by WNYNewsNow.

Cody A. Dustin, 24, is charged with third-degree arson, a Class C felony, in connection with the fire at 217 E. Pearl St. Dustin was arrested Wednesday and released with an appearance ticket.

Authorities said statements were also gathered from a witness, as well as from a report constructed by Chautauqua County Fire Investigators.

In addition, Ellicott Police previously stated that the fire was ruled as “incendiary.”

The criminal complaint, however, did not provide specifics on how the fire was started or the instruments used. Specifics of the statements from Dustin and the witness were also not provided.

Police say no one was in the residence at the time of the fire.

A court clerk told WNYNewsNow that Dustin will be arraigned on Mar. 25 at 4 p.m. at Town of Ellicott Court.


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