Wellsville Man Is Accused Of Starting A Fire In A Hotel Room

November 5, 2021

From State Police:

On November 1, 2021, SP Amity Troopers arrested Brandon L Short, 34, of Wellsville for Arson in the second degree and Criminal Mischief in the fourth degree. Amity Troopers, were investigating a fire at the Best Inn on State Route 417 in the town of Wellsville, determined that Short had broken windows in one of the rooms and then had started a fire inside the same room. The fire was extinguished before any significant damage occurred. Short was arrested and transported to SP Amity for processing.

Short was arraigned in the village of Wellsville court and remanded to Allegany County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. He is due to appear in the town of Wellsville court in November 2021.