Fallsburg Man Charged with Arson, Hate Crimes

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FALLSBURG, NY — A Fallsburg man was charged with felony arson and hate crimes on Tuesday in connection with a bungalow fire and spray-painted slurs in his Sullivan county town.

Town of Fallsburg Police said Edward Smith, 44, allegedly started a fire at Skopps Bungalows on Seldon Road and also spray painted slurs and threats.

Smith was arraigned by Judge Bart Rasnick and sent to Sullivan County Jail on $25,000 bail. He’s due back in court in Fallsburg on Monday at 7 p.m.

Police said the investigation is continuing and more arrests are suspected.

CHI edit: Our hats off the the Fallsburg police in making this swift arrest! Thank you!

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