Almond Man Accused of Arson

August 11, 2017

ALMOND, NY – State Police are reporting that an Almond Man tried to burn down a house after buying vehicles from the homeowner. Troopers have arrested Gary Marvel, 74, who officials say has been residing out of his vehicle. The charge against Marvel is Arson 3rd Degree (C Felony).

According to State Police, on Wednesday Allegany County Fire Investigators said that there had been a residential fire that was considered to be suspicious, on Karr Valley Road. Troopers says that after numerous interviews with the homeowner and neighbors it was determined that Marvel was the suspect after being seen with items to start the fire. It’s alleged that Marvel had bought a farm tractor and a van from the homeowner then tried to return them at a later time, and that the homeowner refused to refund the money from the purchase.

Marvel was remanded to the Allegany County Jail on lieu of $5,000 bail.