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Case against Richmond apartment barricade and fire suspect moves to grand jury

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Posted at 9:04 AM, Jan 11, 2022

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The case against Richmond arson suspect Logan Browning has been moved to a grand jury.

Browning appeared in Madison County District Court for a preliminary hearing Wednesday morning. He is facing a long list of charges in connection to a standoff and fire at Richmond Manor Apartments.

He is charged with burglary, robbery, arson, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, assault, domestic violence (in the second degree), wanton endangerment-1st degree-police officer, wanton endangerment-1st degree, criminal mischief, 1st degree & parole violation (for felony off).

Browning was on parole at the time of the incident for prior convictions on wanton endangerment charges.

On Wednesday, Detective Rob Hess testified to Browning's alleged role in the situation, which led to one apartment unit being destroyed by a fire Browning is accused of starting.

After hearing Hess testify, the judge passed this case on to Madison County grand jury, which will determine if enough evidence exists to move to trial.

On Sunday, January 12, Richmond Police responded to a barricade situation and alleged arson at the Richmond Manor Apartment complex on North Third Street.

Upon arrival, police learned that 30-year-old Logan Browning had barricaded himself inside one of the apartment units. Police said he was firing his weapon inside. It took police nearly four hours to get Browning out safely.

There were no fatalities, but a lot of damage was done after the alleged arson at the apartment complex.

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Browning has entered a not guilty plea. His bond sits at $250,000.