Crime

Lexington Movie Tavern employee charged with setting fire in manager's office

Stephanie Renee Robinson
Stephanie Renee Robinson

An employee of the Lexington Movie Tavern pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge that she set fire to the theater manager's office earlier this month.

Stephanie Renee Robinson, 34, told police she used a napkin to set a fire near "some electrical components" underneath a Formica countertop on April 12, according to a uniform citation by the Lexington Fire Investigation Bureau.

The fire caused more than $50,000 damage, according to the citation filed in Fayette District Court.

Movie-goers and co-workers were in the theater at the time, the citation said.

Robinson was arrested Sunday on a charge of first-degree arson. She was being held in the Fayette County Detention Center.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for May 2.

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