A man was found guilty on four felony counts Friday in connection with an arson that occurred in Bellefonte in September, according to a press release issued by the Centre County District Attorney’s Office.
Jeffrey E. Karg, 23, of Bellefonte, was convicted for deliberately setting a fire during the early morning hours of Sept. 24, 2012, which destroyed a storage facility and a delivery truck behind Mattress World and the Dollar General.
The fire caused more than $135,000 in damage to the building and the delivery truck, which were completely destroyed, according to the press release.
The State College Fire Marshal was able to determine the blaze to be an arson after an accelerant was found on the scene. The accelerant was poured from the storage facility in a trail to the back of and onto the rear door of Mattress World, according to the press release.
Karg was found by police a few blocks from the site of the blaze with white paint on his shoes, which was consistent with fresh paint and footprints found at the scene of the arson, according to the press release.
Karg was convicted of arson that could endanger a person, a first degree felony; arson with the intent of destroying property, a second degree felony; reckless burning, a third degree felony; and criminal mischief, a third degree felony, according to court documents.
Karg faces three to 10 years in prison and will be sentenced on April 23 at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte.