Man sentenced to prison for arsons, cemetery vandalism

The State College man who pleaded guilty to two arsons and vandalizing a cemetery was sentenced to seven to 20 years in state prison Friday, according to a press release from the Centre County District Attorney’s Office.

Timothy Penrod, 24, set fire to a shed and a home at two different locations, causing around $12,000 in damages, on May 18, in State College. Penrod damaged 15 tombstones and stole and burned flags at Pine Hall Cemetary in Ferguson Township later that month. He pleaded guilty to the offenses in October, according to court documents.

Penrod also was given one to two years for a parole revocation and will spend a total of eight to 22 years in prison, according to the release.