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Homeless man pleads guilty to arson

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

A homeless man accused of setting trash on fire in the hallway of an apartment building pled guilty in court Tuesday.

Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard says 33-year-old Eric Kithcart pled guilty to an amended arson charge. Kithcart was originally charged with aggravated arson, a class 1 felony.

The amended charge is a class 2 felony.

Kithcart is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 16 and faces three to seven years in prison.

Quincy police and fire departments responded to 436 N. 4th on June 17 around 5:30 p.m. after reports of trash burning on the sidewalk. Investigators later determined that Kithcart set the trash on fire in the hallway of the apartment building while people were inside.

(Read "Homeless man arrested after allegedly setting fire to garbage")

 

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