KSP charges four firefighters with arson

CROFTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Four members of the Crofton Fire Department, including the fire chief, were arrested Friday and charged with arson, according to State Police.

On August 20, 2017, a building caught fire in Crofton.  Through investigation, it was determined that the building, which was unoccupied at the time, was deliberately set on fire, according to KSP.

The four volunteer members of the fire department were arrested September 1, 2017.

State Police say 27-year old Fire Chief Jeremy Marlar, of Crofton, was charged with Arson 2nd Degree and Official Misconduct 1st Degree.

23-year old Fireman Glen McGee, of Hopkinsville, was charged with Arson 2nd Degree, Burglary 3rd Degree and Official Misconduct 1st Degree, according to KSP.

Investigators say 18-year old Fireman Dakota Oglesby, of Hopkinsville, was charged with Arson 2nd Degree and Burglary 3rd Degree.

State Police say 18-year old Fireman Dylan Hodge, of Crofton, was charged with Arson 2nd Degree.

All four firefighters were lodged in the Christian County Detention Center.

The case remains under investigation by State Police.

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