A negotiated plea of guilty to burglary charges related to the Newcomb Hotel building fire in Quincy last September means a four and a half year sentencing cap for 25-year-old Mathew Clark.

He is accused of starting that fire while looking for scrap metal in the vacant building on September 6.

A criminal damage to property charge was dropped but Clark is on the hook for restitution.

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