MIDTOWN MANHATTAN – Jamal Seese was arrested yesterday evening, and was presented today in Manhattan federal court in connection with a string of arsons in New York.
From August 5, 2018, through August 7, 2018, Deese set trashcan fires in the bathrooms of at least four midtown restaurants. He also set trashcan fires outside and inside the Amtrak terminal at Penn Station. During the course of his arson spree, he ignited at least 14 fires at Penn Station and in the restaurants. Deese was apprehended when he returned to one of the restaurants in which he had previously ignited a fire.
Deese, 24, of Brooklyn, New York, is charged with four counts of arson, each of which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum 20 years in prison.