WENY News - Man Faces Arson Charges in Connection to Ithaca Home Fire

Man Faces Arson Charges in Connection to Ithaca Home Fire

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- An Ithaca man is behind bars for allegedly setting a home on fire early Wednesday morning.

Police say they responded to a fire in the 100 block of Hudson Street around 1:20 am. Shortly after, an investigation found the fire was intentionally started.

Around 12:07 pm, Ithaca Police arrested 31-year-old Joshua Reeves. He is now facing arson-related charges.

The building was home to at least seven people. The Red Cross has since began assisting those affected.

"I’m saddened this happened in our community, and I am thankful for the services from the Red Cross in assisting those who are displaced by this cowardly act," says Acting Chief of Police Pete Tyler. "Investigating the origin and cause of a fire is tedious work, and I am thankful for the hard work of all of those who assisted in this investigation."

Reeves was arraigned in Ithaca City Court. He was sent to the Tompkins County Jail on $10,000 cash bail.

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