Wanted burglar turns himself in over arson investigation

PLYMOUTH – A man wanted for breaking into a Plymouth home that later burned down in a suspicious fire turn himself in to Sheriff’s investigators Friday.

Police were searching for 30-year-old Joseph E. Horton of North Norwich since late May after the Town of Plymouth Court issued an arrest warrant for his alleged role in a burglary and arson. Horton arrived at the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office in Norwich on Friday and surrendered to police.

Lt. Richard Cobb said police believe Horton was involved in a home invasion that ended with the residence being set afire on May 14 in the Town of Plymouth.

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