Homeless Man Sentenced for Pottstown Arson

Brian Staub, 38, received a sentence of 11 ½ to 23 months in county prison after pleading guilty to setting fire to a vacant Pottstown apartment.

A homeless man has been sentenced to 11 ½ to 23 months in county prison, following a guilty plea to felony arson charges stemming from a March fire in a vacant Pottstown apartment.

According to a report by the Pottstown Mercury, Brian Jay Staub, 38, received the sentence as part of a plea agreement. In addition to prison time, Staub will also have to complete four years of probation, as well as any recommended drug or alcohol treatment.

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The fire occurred around 8 a.m. on March 25, at a vacant apartment on Manatawny Street. A witness stated that they had seen Staub leaving the apartment prior to the fire, according to the Mercury's report.

The report states that Staub was glad that no one was hurt, but offered no motive as to why he set the fire. TO read more on this story, click here.

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John Q. Public December 21, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Well, he's no longer homeless.


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