Men charged with arson

A pair of young men was arrested for allegedly setting fire to a small shed earlier this year.

Matthew Morrison, 21, of Broadway, and Dominic S. Gregory, 16, of Rock Avenue, were charged with fifth degree arson, a misdemeanor, following a lengthy investigation by Whitehall Police.

On Aug. 1, Whitehall Police, along with the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, responded a structure fire in the rail yard. The fire damaged a small shed, and nearby, police found a number of alcoholic beverages and other items that they were able to link to Morrison and Gregory.

Morrison was arraigned in Whitehall Village Court and sent to Washington County Correctional Facility for lack of bail or bond.
Gregory was processed and released to appear in court at a later date.

Morrison has been arrested twice in the last six months and charged with unlawfully dealing with a child after he bought alcohol for individuals under the age of 21. In one of those incidents, one of the youths he bought alcohol for was accused of damaging the Skenesborough Park.

The investigation was handled by Sgt. Richard LaChapelle, Investigator Frank Hunt, and Patrolman Richard Rizzo.

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