Trial has been postponed for one of the four former volunteer firefighters charged with arson in connection with the burning of a vacant building in Crofton on eclipse weekend last year, while a plea deal seems likely for another.
Attorney Robert Haggard filed a motion explaining that recent medical tests showed the need of additional follow-ups that will prevent him from being available to represent Dakota Oglesby at his trial that was scheduled for August 27th.
Haggard says he and Oglesby are still open to a resolution to the case, but the trial date this month can’t work.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Maggie Gigandet did not oppose severing Oglesby’s case from the other three and says co-defendant Dylan Hodge is expected to accept a deal before going to trial.
Hodge is still on the docket for a trial August 27th, along with former Crofton fire chief Jeremy Marlar and Glen McGee.
All four are charged with second-degree arson, Oglesby and McGee with second-degree burglary and McGee and Marlar with first-degree official misconduct.