09 April 2020
 
 

NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Brian Shortall
Troop C Commander
 



PRESS RELEASE
 
Update:

New York State Police at Norwich arrested Brian C. Carver, age 39 of Earlville after an arson fire at the Lighthouse Community Church located on South Main Street in the village of Earlville.  He has been charged with the Class C Felony of Arson in the third degree. 

Troopers were dispatched by Chenango County 911 at approximately 10:32 p.m.  When troopers arrived on scene, they found the church fully engulfed in flames.  Troopers located Carver not far from the church on South Main Street and he was taken into custody.  Carver was transported to Chenango Memorial for minor injuries and released. 

Carver was transported by troopers to SP Norwich where he was processed and arraigned remotely via computer.  Carver was released and is ordered to appear in the village of Earlville court on May 13, 2020. 

Troopers were assisted by Chenango County Sheriff’s Deputies, Earlville Fire, North Norwich Fire, Sherburne Fire and EMS, Smyrna Fire, Hamilton Fire, the Chenango County Bureau of Fire Investigation, New York State Fire Investigators and NYSEG. 

 
Original Release:

New York State Police have arrested one person following an arson fire at the Lighthouse Community Church in the village of Earlville.

Troopers were dispatched by Chenango County 911 at approximately 10:32 p.m. They were assisted by Chenango County Sheriff’s Deputies, Earlville Fire, North Norwich Fire, Sherburne Fire and EMS, Smyrna Fire, Hamilton Fire, the Chenango County Bureau of Fire Investigation and NYSEG. 

More details to follow. 

  

 

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