Teen Pleads Guilty To Watertown Arson

Teen Pleads Guilty To Watertown Arson

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A Brownville teenager has admitted to setting a Watertown building on fire.

John Long appeared Wednesday in Jefferson County Court, where he pleaded guilty to third-degree arson and first-degree reckless endangerment.

The 18 year old set a February 19 fire at a large building at 108 Newell Street. The blaze injured two city firefighters.

His alleged accomplice, 18 year old Scott Munson of Watertown, remains jailed in connection with the arson.

A grand jury had indicted both men on the following charges:

- first-degree assault
- third-degree arson
- first-degree reckless endangerment
- second-degree criminal mischief
- third-degree burglary
- fourth-degree criminal mischief
- third-degree assault

Long faces two-and-a-third to 7 years in prison when he's sentenced November 2.

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