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January 9, 2013

Police Log: Jan. 9, 2013 — Felony arrest

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man was arrested on felony reckless endangerment charges Saturday.

The roommate of James Carraway Jr., 20, called the Plattsburgh City Police Department to report an incident at the apartment he shares with Carraway, Police Chief Desmond Racicot said.

Police responded to the residence on South Catherine Street Saturday afternoon, Racicot said.

The man who reported the incident told police that Carraway had threatened to kill him and a neighbor who was visiting the apartment, the chief said.

Carraway also allegedly menaced his roommate with a knife and threw items around the residence, Racicot said. He also told police that Carraway was in the residence and may have a baseball bat. Police entered the residence from the rear of the apartment and Carraway attempted to flee, Racicot said.

Upon entering the residence, officers smelled something burning. The odor was found to be a burner on a stove in the kitchen that Carraway had allegedly put a pot cover over and left on intentionally in an attempt to burn down the apartment building, Racicot said. The burner was smoldering.

Officers spoke to Carraway in the upstairs of the apartment, Racicot said.

A resident from another apartment in the building was also interviewed by police.

Carraway’s roommate provided police both with a video and written statement as to what occurred in the apartment, Racicot said.

Carraway was arrested shortly before 7 p.m. at the police station. He was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony, and second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor.

He was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court Saturday and remained in the Clinton County Jail Tuesday in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg and Contributing Writer Matthew Hamilton

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