Richmond police charged two people Thursday in connection with a fire last month that burned down a shed and injured a homeless man.
Christopher D. Shepherd, 39, no permanent address, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, third-degree arson and second-degree criminal trespassing, police said. Heather R. Stailey, 40, of Madison County, was served a criminal summons charging her with second-degree criminal trespassing, police said.
The charges stem from a Feb. 14 fire that destroyed a shed on a property in the 700 block of Big Hill Avenue in Richmond. Danny A. Richardson, 35, no permanent address, suffered severe burns to his lower extremities and was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital for treatment.
Two other men, David A. Johnson, 45, and Roy D. Johnson, 40, were charged with second-degree criminal trespassing. The Johnsons and Richardson were reported to be homeless and were believed to be using the shed for shelter when the fire started, police said.
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Police said Shepherd and another person knocked over a homemade fireplace that caused the blaze while they were in a fight.
Shepherd was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.