Pompey A Brewerton man has been charged with arson in connection with a Sept. 8 fire in the town of Pompey.
Charles R. Bliss Jr., 41, of 9486 Blaze Path in Brewerton, is accused of breaking into a detached four-car bay garage at 8328 Cazenovia Road in the town of Pompey and intentionally setting it on fire, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Deputies said. He was charged with third-degree arson, a class C felony, and third-degree burglary, a class D felony, this morning.
The owner of the garaged called in the fire at around 3:10 a.m. Sept. 8 after someone passing by brought it to his attention, deputies said. Firefighters from Manlius, Minoa, Cazenovia, Pompey and Delphi responded to the scene to find the garage completely engulfed in flames, deputies said, and it took close to an hour for them to put it out.
Onondaga County fire investigators determined later that day that the fire, which also destroyed two vehicles that were parked inside the garage, was intentionally set from inside.
Bliss was arraigned in Pompey Town Court and remanded to the Justice Center without bail. The case has since been turned over to the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office.