Eastern Kentucky University

Feb 11, 2013 12:32 PM

Former EKU Student Sentenced In Dorm Fire Incident

A former EKU student who pleaded guilty to a 2011 dorm fire has been sentenced in the case.

Samuel McFarland, 20, of Williamsburg pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including criminal mischief and wanton endangerment. McFarland was accused of setting fire to two hallway bulletin boards in the dorm, and he was originally charged with first-degree arson.

According to the Richmond Register, a judge diverted McFarland's sentence for five years if he follows the term of his plea deal.


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