Bond has been posted for former Crofton Volunteer Fire Department chief Jeremy Marlar to get out of jail until final sentencing.
Jeremy Marlar was convicted of complicity to second-degree arson and first-degree official misconduct following a trial last month and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He and three other fire-fighters were accused of setting fire to a vacant building in Crofton during eclipse weekend last year.
Rick Boling represents Marlar and says money was given to Marlar’s wife to post bond and she assured Judge John Atkins that she understood the $25,000 could be surrendered to the state if her husband were to violate any bond conditions.
Judge Atkins listed those requirements, including wearing an ankle monitor.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Maggie Gigandet asked he not be on an ankle monitor so that days at home won’t count toward his prison sentence, but Marlar objected and Judge Atkins maintained the requirement.
Sentencing had been set for December 19th, but Judge Atkins rescheduled it for October 31st to allow the jury’s recommended sentence to be imposed as quickly as possible.
Glen McGee, convicted of arson, burglary and official misconduct at the same trial, remains in the Christian County Jail.