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Man accused of lighting fire in Buffalo City Hall to appear in court in August

Posted at 3:47 AM, Jul 20, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The man accused of lighting a fire inside of Buffalo City Hall was due in court on Monday, but is now expected to appear in August.

20-year-old Courtland Renford who police say was recorded in video you'll only see on 7 Eyewitness News, allegedly attempted to set Buffalo City Hall on fire during riots on May 30th.

Renford is facing arson and criminal mischief charges.

Prosecutors say the fire caused about $10,000 in damage.

If he's convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.