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Clearfield County man receives life sentence on murder and arson charges

Clearfield – A Clearfield County man has received a life sentence in state prison for starting a fire that resulted in a man’s death.

After a three-day trial in April, 37-year-old Jonathan Gallaher of Coalport was found guilty of second degree murder and arson.

A jury decided Gallaher set the fire that killed 33-year-old Matthew Troxell in a Main Street, Coalport residence in April 2021.