WYMT | Eastern KY | News, Weather, Sports

Ex-EKU student enters plea

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - A former Eastern Kentucky University student accused of setting two fires at the campus has pleaded guilty to amended charges.

The Richmond Register (http://bit.ly/W5VHUd) reports 20-year-old Samuel McFarland of Williamsburg was originally charged with arson in the case, but pleaded guilty to criminal mischief, wanton endangerment and possession of a controlled substance.

Police say he set two hallway bulletin boards in his dorm on fire and endangered the lives of building residents. The buildings were evacuated, and no one was injured.

Prosecutor Jennifer Smith recommended a three-year sentence that would be diverted as long as McFarland follows terms of the plea agreement over five years.

Formal sentencing was set for Feb. 7.

___

Information from: Richmond Register, http://www.richmondregister.com

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 183600451 - wkyt.com/a?a=183600451