MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB)–A man accused of torching his restaurant in the Southern Tier, returned to court today.
40-year old Michael Ellis is charged with arson.
A sheriff’s deputy spotted the smoke coming from the historic Mayville Diner last month.
The fire destroyed the nearly 70-year-old diner.
Ellis waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
His case will move on to Chautauqua County Court.