Hall pleads guilty in connection with city centre fires – Z93 Country
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Hall pleads guilty in connection with city centre fires – Z93 Country

On Tuesday, July 2, 2024, Joey Hall of Monticello pleaded guilty in Wayne County Court to more than three dozen criminal charges in connection with the “Wray Building” fire that occurred in downtown Monticello on Friday, June 24, 2022.

Hall was arrested by Monticello police officers on June 26, 2022, on two counts of first-degree arson. He was later indicted by a Wayne County Grand Jury on 41 counts of willfully endangering responding firefighters and occupants of apartments adjacent to and behind the Wray Building.

Under the plea agreement, District Attorney Matthew Leveridge recommended a sentence of 5 years in prison for each of the arson counts, to be served concurrently, and a sentence of 5 years in prison for each of the willful endangerment counts, to be served concurrently but subsequent to the completion of the arson sentences, for a total sentence of 10 years.

Hall is currently being held in the Wayne County Detention Center, awaiting formal sentencing by District Judge Sara Beth Gregory on August 6, 2024.

Hall pleads guilty in connection with city centre fires – Z93 Country