Man that started fire at home of driver in Liverpool crash arrested

Joshua Brennan, 31, also of Grosvenor Road, allegedly burglarized and set fire to the home of Muhammad Baqir.

Onondaga County Sheriff's have arrested the man that they say is responsible for starting the fire at 5500 Grosvenor Road in Clay.

Police say Joshua Brennan burglarized and set fire to the home that belonged to 38-year-old Muhammad Baqir, the driver in the crash that killed Meagan Patterson on November 24th in Liverpool. Baqir later admitted to police that he used heroin earlier that day.

Detectives charged Brennan with second degree burglary and 3rd degree arson, both felonies. He was arraigned in court this afternoon and is being held in the justice center.

Baqir was charged with vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence of drugs and aggravated unlicensed operation. Four others were injured in the crash: 35-year-old Lance Patterson,10-year-old Olivia Patterson, 2-year-old Sophia Patterson and 14-year-old Justin Root. Witnesses say he was driving erratically as he traveled north on Oswego road before his Chrysler Seabring crossed into the southbound lane.