December 18, 2012- The man accused of setting his second-floor apartment on fire last month is headed for a trial in the Crawford County Court of Common Pleas.
Police say Ryan Pasquito set fire to a pile of clothing in the apartment, and walked away, carrying his one year old child. Then when approached by police, he set the baby down, and kept walking.
Pasquito is charged by police with one count each of arson,
aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child, risking a catastrophe
and disorderly conduct and 15 counts of recklessly endangering another person.
If convicted in county court on all charges, Pasquito faces up to 93 years in jail and $167,500 in fines.
He is scheduled to go to trial during the March 2013 term of criminal court. Pasquito remains lodged in the Crawford County jail in Saegertown in lieu of $75,000 bond.