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Man Facing Arson Charges In Connection To Downs Avenue Fire

Posted at 5:54 AM, Aug 27, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– A man has been arrested in connection to a fire on Downs Avenue.Sargaev

Police say 22-year old Dennis Sargaev set fire to an auto repair shop Sunday afternoon.

Crews were called to 710 Downs Avenue near New Circle and Liberty Road.

Police say Sargaev admitted that he had been drinking before the fire started.

While on scene, police found several suspected marijuana plants, drug paraphernalia, and other suspected drugs.

Sargaev is now facing several charges including arson and public intoxication.

He’s expected to be in court Monday.