NewsCovering Kentucky


Man Accused Of Setting Fire At Dinsmore Drive Apartment Complex

Posted at 5:17 AM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 07:33:11-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– A man is now charged with arson in connection to an apartment fire in Lexington.

It happened around 11 p.m. Sunday on Dinsmore Drive.

Firefighters say a witness spotted smoke coming from a second floor unit.

When crews got there, no one was home, but the door was open and there was trash burning in the kitchen.

Police arrested the tenant, 52-year-old Robert Shepherd, Wednesday afternoon.

An investigation determined that he allegedly disabled his smoke detector and set the fire on purpose.

Investigators say the motive could have been a possible eviction.

Shepherd is facing one count of first-degree arson and was cited for failure to appear.