Southport Man Charged With Arson

A Southport man is facing arson charges after allegedly setting a shed on fire.

According to the Chemung County Sheriff’s Department, on May 26th and 27th, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a vacant property located at 55 Hampton Road, in the Town of Southport, for a shed being set on fire.

As a result, 26-year old ole J. Bowman of Hampton Road in the Town of Southport was charged with Arson in the 3rd Degree, a Class C Felony Offense of the New York State Penal Law.

Sheriff William Schrom says Bowman was released on an appearance ticket and will appear in the Town of Southport Court on a later date.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Town of Southport Fire Department and the
Chemung County Fire and Emergency Management Department.

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