Punxsutawney Man Sentenced For January Fire at Gibby’s in DuBois

arrestedDUBOIS, Pa. (EYT) – A Punxsutawney man was sentenced to state prison July 9 after he pleaded guilty to several charges related to the fire that police say he set at “Gibby’s” in DuBois on January 5.

Zachary Thomas Coombs, 21, of Punxsutawney, was charged in February in connection with the fire at “Gibby’s” Warehouse.

Coombs faced felony arson, causing a catastrophe, criminal mischief, and burglary charges along with several misdemeanor charges, including 140 counts of misdemeanor recklessly endangering another person.

Unable to post bail of $50,000, he has been in jail since February 11.

Online court documents indicate Coombs negotiated a plea agreement in May and agreed to plead guilty to some of the charges, with sentencing on July 9.

Also charged in connection with the fire is Timothy J. Young, 19, of Kersey.

Online court documents indicate Young also negotiated a plea agreement in May, agreeing to plead guilty to some of the charges, but do not contain information on his sentencing.

Kersey faced second-degree felony charges of burglary and criminal trespass and three counts of third-degree misdemeanor criminal mischief in connection with the fire.

Unable to post bail of $25,000, he has been in jail since February 11.


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