Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Two Arrests Made in Connection With Elk County Fires
Charges have been filed in connection with two Elk County fires. 54-year-old Francis "Tony" Milliard was was charged with felony arrest warrants for multiple counts of arson in the May 30th fire at the Ridgway home of 69-year-old Pauline Smith, who suffered minor injuries in the blaze. His son, 29-year-old Anthony, is also charged in that case. They were also charged in connection to a fire in December 2008, in Johnsonburg. The elder Milliard also faces attempted homicide charges in connection with an incident on Elk Avenue in Ridgway on June 23, 2011. Both men are in Elk County Prison. No other arrests have been made in connection with the recent string of arson fires in the county.