JAMESTOWN – Two Jamestown men and a teenage Buffalo boy were arrested late Thursday afternoon on burglary and arson charges after the second-floor and attic of a home at 19 Pearl St. were severely damaged in a fire they allegedly set, according to Jamestown police.
Six people were left homeless by the fire.
Jonathan Field, 25, Jimmy Graves, 30, and the 16-year-old were charged with felony counts of second-degree burglary, second-degree arson and third-degree criminal mischief. They are being held pending further investigation and court proceedings.
A family of five and another person were assisted by Red Cross Disaster Action Team member-volunteers Phil Baker, Jason Carmen and Jean Shiffe. Red Cross spokesman Jay Bonafede said vouchers for temporary housing, food and clothing were provided by the volunteers.
No one was injured. City police were assisted in the case by the Jamestown Fire Department and its Fire Investigation Team.