Greene County man behind bars for murder now charged with arson

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A Greene County man awaiting trial for a murder charge is now also facing arson charges.

The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office says during the incident in November 2017, 44-year-old Anthony Paradise Jr. spent several hours on the Curtis Lumber property on State Route 67 in Ballston after the business was closed.

They say he sabotaged electrical and gas systems, damaged computer systems, tampered with the 911 system on the Verizon Wireless tower, and set fire to a storage building full of sub-flooring, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.

Paradise Jr. was arraigned and sent back to the Greene County Jail.