City Man Convicted For Attempted Arson

A 48-year-old Jamestown man will spend four years in state prison after being convicted of second-degree attempted arson stemming from an April 10, 2012, incident at 21 Sturges St.

According to police, Ronald D. Smith, a male occupant of the address, was involved in a dispute and became angry, which led him to set fire in the basement of the home. The Jamestown Fire Department responded to the scene and quickly extinguished the fire before it reached the main floors of the home. The majority of the damage was to the walls, ceiling and main water line in the basement.

According to David Foley, Chautauqua County district attorney, Smith was also sentenced to five years of post-release supervision for the conviction.

Foley also announced other pleas and sentences before the Hon. John T. Ward in county court. They are as follows:

Jenna L. Philips, 23, of 722 Roosevelt Ave., Dunkirk was sentenced to 2 years determinate in state prison with 2 years post-release supervision for fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, concurrent with 6 months in jail for a second count of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and fourth-degree grand larceny.

Thomas M. Kiley, 37, of 12706 Allegheny Road, Irving was sentenced to 5 years probation for second-degree assault.

Mary Butts, 21, of 125 King St., Dunkirk was sentenced to 60 days in jail and 5 years probation for third-degree robbery.