arson

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 2:05 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, arson, fire, crime, Arcade.
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     Jody Nelligan

Jody Nelligan pled guilty Oct. 27 for two back-to-back fires in Arcade in March 2015.

She was convicted with attempted arson in the third degree, a Class D felony. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 26.

Nelligan, 40, of Orchard Park, was charged July 1 with setting fire to the same home – not once, but twice – on Liberty Street in the village.

The first fire was started in the basement of the home on March 23. The following day, she started a second fire in a second-floor bedroom closet. 

The house was owned by Thomas Capell, Nelligan’s father and was occupied by family members. There were no injuries reported at the time of the incident.

On June 30, she was indicted by a Grand Jury and arrested by the Orchard Park Police Department. At that time, she as charged with two counts of arson in the second degree, a Class B felony, and two counts of perjury in the first degree, a Class D felony.

The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by the Arcade Police Department, Arcade Fire Department, and Wyoming County Emergency Services.

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