A man accused of setting his girlfriend’s bed on fire earlier this year will likely be sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Glenn D. Johnston, 50, was arrested Aug. 27 after he admitted to paramedics that he set a fire in an apartment at 608 Westwood Drive following an argument, police said.
Johnston pleaded guilty to a single count of first-degree arson in Clark Circuit Court Dec. 6. He is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 17.
No one was injured in the fire.
Paramedics were called to College Park in the evening hours of Aug. 27 for a medical call. While they were taking Johnston to the hospital, he mentioned to the crew that he started a fire on his girlfriend’s bed. He said they had been in an argument, and he started walking to College Park after he set the fire.
When firefighters and police officers reached the apartment, they found a fire on one of the beds. The fire was contained to the bedroom, but the other apartments in the building received smoke or water damage.
There were eight other people in the building at the time of the fire, police said.
Johnston was initially charged with eight counts of first-degree wanton endangerment as well, but he was not indicted for those counts by the grand jury.
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