Roxbury resident charged with arson in camper fire
New York State Troopers arrested a Roxbury man on Tuesday, Dec. 1 in connection with a fire that destroyed a large camping trailer at Slauson’s Trailer Park near Roxbury late Saturday afternoon, November 28.
Arrested was Mike Mcafee, age 44. He was charged with one count of fifth-degree arson, a Class A misdemeanor.
State troopers say the charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and fines.
Police report that the camping trailer belonged jointly to Mcafee and an ex-girlfriend who they identified as Mary Lucas, also of Roxbury.
Mcafee, who is employed at Roxbury Central School as a music teacher, was arraigned in the Town of Roxbury Justice Court following his arrest. Following his arraignment Mcafee was released on his own recognizance to reappear there on December 7. State police report that additional charges are pending in the case.
State police were assisted in the case by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department Arson Task Force and Roxbury Constable Steve Williamson. Firemen from Roxbury, Halcottsville and Grand Gorge battled the blaze Saturday, which totally destroyed the camper.