NewsCovering Kentucky

Actions

Lexington apartment fire still under investigation, arson suspect free on bond

Jordan, Tyler, Austin.jpg
Posted at 11:00 AM, Sep 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-08 17:19:12-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Tyler Jordan walked in, and out of Fayette District Court this afternoon after a judge entered a guilty plea on his behalf following his arraignment. Earlier in the day he posted a bond of $1,500 and appeared in court without an attorney.

Jordan is charged with first-degree arson and wanton endangerment in connection to last week's Pinebrook apartment complex fire on Tates Creek Road.

“I did not know that until you told me. Had no clue,” said the mother of Addison Richart. Richart sustained serious injuries during the fire when she was forced to jump from a second-story balcony in order to escape the blaze.

“She’s doing okay. Still in some pain,” Addison’s mother said.

A Lexington firefighter was also injured and isn’t yet fully recovered.

“He sustained minor injuries to both hands, was transported to a hospital, and subsequently treated and released. I believe he’s still on light duty,” said Battalion Chief, Jordan Saas.

Saas added that the investigation is ongoing, and no one can be sure of the motive at this time. It is believed that Mr. Jordan lived in one of the apartment units.

Jordan is due to return to court on September 28.

The family of Addison Richart has established a fund to help with the costs of her medical treatment and rehabilitation. If you're interested in donating click here.