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Posted on: June 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Alleged Arsonist Arrested for Vandalising Prison Cell

A headshot of Michael Yzkanin

Wayne County District Attorney A.G. Howell announced the arrest of Michael Yzkanin, age 30, of Gouldsboro, Wayne County, PA.  Yzkanin was charged with two counts of Institutional Vandalism, each graded as a misdemeanor 2nd degree, two counts of Tampering with Fire Equipment, each graded as a misdemeanor 3rd degree, two counts of Criminal Mischief, each graded as a summary and two counts of Disorderly Conduct, each graded as a summary.

 Yzkanin is currently an inmate at the Wayne County Correctional Facility on unrelated charges stemming from an incident in Gouldsboro. Yzkanin was arraigned before District Justice Bonnie Carney June 7 on seven counts of arson related offenses, and remanded to the  Correctional Facility in lieu of $250,000 bail.
 According to the Criminal Complaint Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Wayne County Detective Michael McMorrow, while there, Yzkanin intentionally flooded his prison cell on two separate occasions by smashing a sprinkler head in his cell. Yzkanin’s actions not only caused water damage, but also caused the Wayne County Correctional Facility to go into lockdown.   
 Two criminal complaints were filed with Magisterial District Judge Kay Bates. His next court appearance is pending.

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