Harrison Valley Man Charged with Arson

HARRISON TWP. – Coudersport-based State Police have charged a Harrison Valley man with Arson as the result of an investigation into a fire that occurred at 1075 Hurlburt Hill Road in Harrison Township on June 20, 2006.

The fire occurred at a residence owned by Brian Farleigh, 62, of Hazelton, PA. Police say an initial investigation into the fire determined the cause to be incendiary in nature.

According to State Police Cpl. Nicholas A. Loffredo, the recent discovery of new information and evidence led to the arrest of 26-year-old Peter Andrew Zehr.

Zehr was arrested on charges of Arson, Burglary, Conspiracy, Criminal Trespass, and Theft among other related crimes.

He is currently free on $5,000 bail.

Police say an investigation into the fire continues, and further arrests are possible.

Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to contact Coudersport-based State Police by calling 814-274-8690.

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