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Latrobe man faces charges in second arson

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

A Latrobe man accused of assaulting a convenience store clerk earlier this month was arraigned Monday on arson charges related to a fire at Gutchess Hardwood.

Christopher M. Daykon, 27, of Jefferson Street, allegedly set fire to a stack of wood outside the 185 Devereux Drive business on May 1 at about 12:26 a.m.

He also was arraigned by District Judge Michael Mahady Monday on a criminal mischief charge for allegedly throwing a rock through a window and damaging an electronic sign at Estate Assurance on Ligonier Street in Latrobe.

Damage is estimated at nearly $2,500, police said. That incident was reported at 9:30 a.m.

Daykon is charged in two other crimes that occurred around the same time on May 1 — attempting to rob a Sunoco convenience store on James Street in Latrobe at about 2:10 a.m. and setting fire to a picnic table outside the Westmoreland County Community College Latrobe campus along Lloyd Avenue just after 1 a.m.

Daykon is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison. His bonds are $75,000, $10,000 and two at $5,000 in the four cases. May 23 preliminary hearings are scheduled.

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