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. 

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

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.


WNYT Staff

Copyright 2019 WNYT-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Body found on the Hudson River in Cohoes

Deadly tractor-trailer crash ties up Northway traffic

Prosecutors drop groping case against Kevin Spacey

Myths and risks in app that gives you peek into older self

House set to block maverick Dem's Trump impeachment effort