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Mayville Diner arson case headed to County Court

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Posted at 7:28 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 19:28:34-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The arson case against a diner owner in Mayville is being moved from a town court to Chautauqua County Court.

40-year-old Michael Ellis appeared before a judge Friday for a preliminary hearing. He is charged with arson after investigators say he set his own restaurant, the Mayville Diner, on fire in December.

Several people showed up to the courtroom Friday in support of the beloved diner.

Authorities have not said how the fire started.