Burglary and Arson Arrests in Afton

By WBNG News

Burglary and Arson Arrests in Afton

July 22, 2010 Updated Jun 6, 2009 at 5:15 PM EDT

A pair of Afton men are arrested for burglary and arson.

The Chenango County Sheriff's Office arrested 25 year-old Eric Nelson, and 21 year-old Felix Hartman.

Investigators say on May 31st the men broke into a house on State Route 41 in the Town of Afton.

They stole property from the house, and set the structure on fire before fleeing the scene.

The house was a total loss.

No one was home at the time of the crime.

Nelson and Hartman are both charged with Burglary in the 2nd degree, and Arson in the 3rd degree.

Both men were arraigned in the Town of Afton court and taken to the Chenango County Jail.

They are being held on $50,000 cash bail.

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