December 27, 2017




Man arrested for setting fire that destroyed house


STOCKPORT – A 2 ½-month investigation into a fire that destroyed a house in the Town of Stockport on October 1 resulted in the arrest of a Stuyvesant man on an arson charge.

William Travis III, 31, was sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000.

Travis allegedly drove to 290 Route 25 in Stockport and started the fire.

Travis was arrested on Wednesday, December 20 following an investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, Stockport Fire Department, Columbia County Cause and Origin Team and state Office of Fire Prevention and Control.

The investigation is continuing.  Sheriff David Bartlett said more charges are possible. He urged anyone who may have information to assist in the case to cal the Criminal Investigation Branch at 518-828-4316.

Authorities did not provide a motive for the arson or how the fire was started.


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