JAMESTOWN – Second-degree arson charges were lodged Tuesday by a Chautauqua County grand jury against the three suspects arrested two weeks ago for an apartment burglary on Pearl Street, according to the Jamestown Police Department.
Jonathan Fields, 25, and Jimmy Graves, 30, both of Jamestown and a 16-year-old Buffalo boy, all arrested May 1 for the April 30 burglary at an upper apartment at 19 Pearl Street are now being held on six-figure bail under the new felony arson indictment
Before fleeing the flat they allegedly started a fire which severely damaged the second floor and attic of that residence, according to police. They were all initially charged with felony counts of second-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief. The arson charges were lodged Tuesday, police said. Jamestown fire fighters put out the arson fire which was investigated by the Jamestown Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Team.
All three are held at the Chautauqua County Jail in Mayville. Bail was set for Graves at $150,000 cash or a $300,000 property bail bond; for Fields and the Buffalo teenager bail was set for each at $100,000 cash or a $200,000 property bail bond.