Westerlo home catches fire, homeowner charged with assault

June 26, 2019 05:29 PM

WESTERLO-  Albany County Deputies detained a man after his house caught fire, and then they arrested him. 

Sheriff Craig Apple says around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, 35-year-old William Furman's house in Westerlo caught fire.  Apple says Furnman tried to re-enter the home as firefighters were trying to put out the blaze. Deputies detained him for his own safety. 

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The sheriff says Furnman then kicked out the rear window of a patrol car, and injured an EMT. 

Furman was charged with felony assault, and felony criminal mischief. He's in jail on $50,000 cash bail.


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