Man, with history of arrests, charged with arson in Carthage garage fire

Man, with history of arrests, charged with arson in Carthage garage fire
Cole Sheltray (Source: WWNY)

CARTHAGE, N.Y. (WWNY) - A homeless man, with a history of arrests, is accused of setting fire to his mother’s garage in Carthage Thursday night.

Village police arrested Cole Sheltray and charged him with third-degree arson in connection with the fire. The garage, located at 332 North School Street, was destroyed.

Sheltray was also charged with second-degree disobeying a court order and first-degree reckless endangerment.

According to the police department’s arrest report, Sheltray appeared to be under the influence of drugs when he was taken into custody.

Police Chief Reginald Huber said his department has arrested Sheltray seven times since August.

Huber said the garage belongs to Sheltray’s mother.

Sheltray was arraigned and ordered held in the Jefferson County Jail on $2,500 bail or $5,000 bond.

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A fire in Carthage Thursday night destroyed a garage.
A fire in Carthage Thursday night destroyed a garage. (Source: Peter Carr)

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