New Berlin man sentenced to eight years for arson

NORWICH – A New Berlin man will spend the next eight years in state prison for setting fire to his parents’ home.

Jeffrey “Yogi” Maxson was sentenced Friday in Chenango County Court for the crime, which he committed in April of 2010. He pleaded guilty to second degree arson, a class B felony, and third degree arson, a class C felony, as part of a plea agreement with the Chenango County District Attorney’s Office.

Following his time in state prison, Maxson will have five years of post-release supervision. He has also been ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $175,969.29, plus a 5 percent surcharge.

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