A crowd of quick-thinking bystanders helped put out a fire that had been deliberately set at a bar and restaurant in Huntsville.
Appearing in a Bracebridge courtroom recently, Korry White, 40, was sentenced after having pled guilty to arson earlier this year.
Court heard that on Nov. 6, 2021, White attended the Pub on the Docks in Huntsville and had a beer by himself. The servers suspected White was intoxicated and he was informed he would not be served any more alcohol.
At roughly 11:30 pm White left the bar. At 11:45 pm the police were alerted to a possible fire in a kayak storage area directly outside the restaurant. Passersby saw the fire and attempted to put it out. The fire was ultimately brought under control but not before three kayaks were destroyed.
Surveillance cameras captured White starting the fire. He was also found guilty of breaching a court order not to consume alcohol.
On Dec. 8, 2022, White was picked up on a warrant and charged again after smashing a hole in the drywall of the police station when being transported between cells.
Court heard White has seven previous convictions for mischief and 18 convictions for breaching court orders.
He was sentenced to 600 days in jail, less time served pre-trial, given two years of probation and ordered to pay $1,998 in restitution.
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