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Man accused of starting fire at apartment in court

A man facing charges in connection with an apartment fire pleaded not guilty to several charges Friday afternoon.

Police say 20-year-old Brandon Dockery set fire to the Parkway Apartments on Centre Parkway Thursday morning.

He is charged with attempted murder, arson, and wanton endangerment.

According to the Red Cross, 13 of the original 55 people displaced by the fire are still using the Tates Creek Elementary shelter as a temporary home Friday.

Despite losing their homes, some of those at the shelter say they're able to keep things in perspective.

Lexington Police say Dockery admitted starting the fire after getting in an argument with one of the people living there.

According to Dockery's arrest report, after the argument, Dockery went to a store to buy gasoline, which police say he later used to start the fire.

Police say several witnesses told them Dockery threw two molotov cocktails on the roof of the building.

After seeing himself on the news, Dockery turned himself in.

The Red Cross says the people staying at the school can remain there as long as they need to.


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