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Allegany County DA: Wellsville arsonist gets 7 years in state prison

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1st Assistant District Attorney Ian M. Jones announces successful prosecution

Defendant’s Name:  Brandon Short

Address:  Wellsville, New York       

Charges:      Arson 2nd (class B felony);
Criminal Mischief 4th (class A misdemeanor)

Court Appearance Date:  January 19, 2023

Proceedings:  Brandon Short has been sentenced to 7 years in state prison following an arson incident that occurred in the Town of Wellsville back on November 1, 2021.  Mr. Short admitted to intentionally starting a fire at the Best Inn, which damaged the building.  Following his 7 year prison sentence, Mr. Short will be subjected to an additional 5 years of post-release supervision.             

Defendant’s Attorney:  David Morabito, Jr., Esq.      

Prosecuting Attorney:  Ian M. Jones, 1st Assistant District Attorney     

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