Hudson man charged with arson for burning barn

State Police arrested Matthew P. Sackett, 19, of Hudson, and charged him with fourth-degree arson, a felony, in connection with an April 20 barn fire on Rt. 9 in the town of Livingston.

The New York State Police in conjunction with the Columbia County Fire Coordinator’s Office and the Livingston Fire District investigated the suspicious fire. On April 21st , a plea to the public through local media requested assistance from any witnesses in the area. This public request generated numerous leads which ultimately led to the arrest of the defendant.

Sackett was arraigned before Judge Robert Moore at the Town of Livingston Court. The defendant was remanded to the Columbia County Jail without bail. He is scheduled to reappear in Livingston Court on May 25.

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