Suspect charged in Alexandria Bay motel fire

ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - State Police have made an arrest in connection with a fire that partially destroyed the Boardwalk Resort and Motel in Alexandria Bay in September.

Troopers charged 41-year-old Francis Babcock of Chaney Circle in Alexandria Bay with one count of third-degree arson, a felony.

Babcock was arraigned in Alexandria Bay Village Court and taken to the Jefferson County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.

They do not expect to make any other arrests in connection with the incident.

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