Milton man charged with arson and burglary

Posted at: 04/24/2013 9:38 PM
Updated at: 04/24/2013 9:54 PM
By: WNYT Staff

MILTON - A man from Milton is accused of trying to burn down his girlfriend's house. William Thompson is charged with both attempted arson and burglary.

State Police say Thompson poured kerosene throughout the woman's trailer. They say he also ripped a toilet out of the bathroom, and smashed a flat screen TV.

Then, according to Police, Thompson went to a nearby convenience store where he destroyed a display of cigarette lighters, and threatened the store clerk.