- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A 26-year-old Fort Carson soldier accused of setting his home on fire to collect insurance money has pleaded not guilty to arson.

The Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1zshWp9 ) Staff Sgt. Jacob Warrum entered his plea Tuesday for the Sept. 14 fire that burned his $240,000 home. His trial is scheduled to begin April 20.

According to court documents, Warrum increased his home insurance coverage just days before the blaze, and firefighters found gasoline and piles of burned debris in the kitchen.

Warrum’s wife, Kendra, will be tried as an accessory. Her trial is set for Feb. 2.


Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com

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