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Man sent to prison for setting car on fire in Auburn: How long will he serve?

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A Syracuse man, Nathan L. Howard, was sentenced Thursday to serve between 1.5 and 3 years in prison for setting fire to a car in Auburn last year. Cayuga County Court Judge Thomas Leone also ordered Howard to pay $9,893.30 in restitution to the victim’s insurance company. Howard had pleaded guilty to fourth-degree arson, a reduction from the more severe third-degree arson charge, in January.


The incident occurred in late March 2023 when Howard deliberately set fire to an acquaintance’s vehicle on State Street. The Auburn Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire, but the vehicle was left inoperable.

Howard was apprehended in September following a joint investigation by the Auburn Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service.