Horrocks Pleads Not Guilty To Canton DQ Fire ChargesPosted: Updated:
The man accused of setting fire to the Canton Dairy Queen last August has pleaded not guilty.
Twenty-year-old Cody Horrocks was arraigned on charges of third-degree arson, third-degree burglary, and fourth-degree grand larceny in St. Lawrence County Court Monday morning.
He was previously charged in Canton town court with burglary and grand larceny after police said he confessed to breaking into the Dairy Queen, stealing $1,600, and setting papers on fire in a trash bin.
Police and the Dairy Queen owner now say he stole $2,100.
The fire in the early morning hours of August 5 destroyed the Canton landmark and the owners are still unsure if they can rebuild.
On Monday Judge Jerome Richards sent Horrocks back to county jail with no bail. His next court hearing is February 25.
Horrocks also faces charges stemming from a January 11 incident where it’s alleged he stabbed a woman in the face and neck in the town of Norfolk.
He faces charges of assault and criminal possession of a weapon in that case.