Also in court Tuesday, James Neidlinger, 22, of East Dewart Street, was arraigned on 16 felony counts, including arson, burglary and risking catastrophe, stemming from fires he allegedly set in abandoned buildings in Shamokin in September and January at 424-426 and 717 N. Shamokin streets.
Neidlinger was already locked up in Northumberland County Prison on charges stemming from a Jan. 28 fire on Sunbury Street in Shamokin. He faces seven felony counts in that case, including arson and risking catastrophe, as well as one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass, according to court documents.
Neidlinger was soft-spoken in court and said he had no comment on the charges.
Bail was set at $25,000 in both cases and Neidlinger was recommitted to the Northumberland County Prison.
A preliminary hearing for all three cases has been set for at 9:30 a.m., March 26 in front of District Judge John Gembic.