A trial date was set Wednesday morning in Christian Circuit Court for the four former Crofton Volunteer Fire Department members accused of burning down a vacant building on East Main Street in August of last year.
Jeremy Marlar, Glen McGee, Dakota Oglesby and Dylan Hodge are all charged with second-degree arson, Oglesby and McGee with second-degree burglary and McGee and Marlar with first-degree official misconduct.
Defense attorney Rick Boling represents Marlar, who served as fire department chief, and asked Judge John Atkins to wait to set a trial date until additional evidence is received by attorneys.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Maggie Gigandet was not opposed to waiting, but Judge Atkins set a trial date of August 27th.
Police say video surveillance shows three men enter the building twice on the night of August 20th and that there are flames visible the second time they leave. A vehicle reportedly belonging to Marlar can be seen slowly driving by shortly after. A warrant states that three individuals talk with Marlar for a few minutes as they watch the blaze.