Sentencing was postponed Wednesday morning in Christian Circuit Court for two former Crofton firefighters convicted of arson for burning down a vacant building on eclipse weekend last year.
There hasn’t been an agreed upon restitution amount to include in any potential sentence for former chief Jeremy Marlar and former assistant chief Glen McGee. A jury recommended both serve 10 years in prison after finding them guilty in August and all four suspects and other parties are involved in a lawsuit filed by the Shanklin family, who own the building.
Judge John Atkins delayed sentencing until November 9th at 1 p.m., but says it will happen that day whether there’s a restitution agreement or not.
The judge says establishing an amount for the purpose of sentencing could complicate or conflict with proceedings in the civil case if all parties aren’t careful.
Marlar remains out on bond until sentencing and McGee’s attorney had a new request for bond reduction denied Wednesday.
Former firefighter Dylan Hodge is on probation and is required to make restitution as part of a plea deal he entered in August and Dakota Oglesby is currently out on bond awaiting trial after his case was severed from the others due to a medical issue with his attorney.