Brandon Dockery, charged with setting fire to an apartment complex in April, leaving dozens of people homeless, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Fayette Circuit Court.
Dockery, who was indicted earlier this month, faces one count of first-degree arson, four counts of attempted murder and 19 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.
Authorities have said the fire was set after an argument between Dockery, 20, and others in one of the units at Parkway Apartments at 1123 Centre Parkway.
Dockery is accused of trying to kill Jessica Matthews, Michael Matthews, Michael Matthews Jr. and Steve Matthews. The wanton endangerment charges involve 19 other people who were at the apartment complex during the fire.
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Fayette Circuit Judge Pamela Goodwine ordered a psychological evaluation of Dockery, which his attorney, Pam Ledgewood had requested.
Dockery was being held at the Fayette County jail on a $247,500 full cash bond.
A pretrial hearing in Dockery's case was scheduled for June 24; a status hearing was set for July 9.