GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Fulton County District Attorney reports that Thomas Quillan, 48 was brought to court on December 15 on the following charges. The charges resulted from an investigation into a structure fire in June.


  • Second degree murder
  • First degree assault
  • Third degree criminal possession of a weapon
  • Third degree arson

Police report there was a structure fire at 9 Mcclaren Street in Gloversville on June 9. Officers report Quillan intentionally started a fire in a shed at the address, causing damage to the shed’s walls and roof. Upon arrival police found victim, John Lee on the back porch with a laceration to his neck. After an investigation, police report Lee’s neck was sliced with a large machete and ruled his death as a homicide. As of December 15, Quillan was remanded to the Fulton County correctional facility without bail.