Potsdam Man Arrested On Burning, Weapons Charges


A 92 year old Potsdam man was arrested Monday after he allegedly tried to stop firefighters who were attempting to put out a fire he started on his property.

St. Lawrence County sheriff deputies say Donald Jackman set fire to a dilapidated building he owned, violating the state's open burning ban.

While investigating, deputies say they found four rifles and a shotgun in his home, which are illegal for him to own because of a prior conviction.

Jackson was charged with violating the open burn ban and with fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon.

He was issued tickets and released to appear in Potsdam town court at a a later date.

Monday, December 5, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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