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Dylan Hodge appears in court with his attorney Jason Holland in this file photo from September 2017.

One of the four former Crofton Firefighters accused of setting a building on fire entered a plea deal Friday morning in Judge John Atkins’ courtroom.

Dylan M. Hodge, 19, Crofton, was charged with second-degree arson for allegedly setting the 122 E. Main St. building in Crofton on fire Aug. 20, 2017. The building was reportedly being used for storage when it was set ablaze.

Hodge was given a pretrial diversion and had his charge lessened from second-degree arson to second-degree facilitation to arson, a sentence of five years, as part of his plea deal.

Hodge will have to pay $10,000 in restitution and must testify in the jury trial beginning on Monday of the other two former Crofton Firefighters accused setting the building on fire.

The charges stem from a fire in Crofton that broke out and burned down a building. Video from the dentist office of Dr. Marty Gamble allegedly showed three male subjects go into the building twice and shows the building burning as they exit the second time, according to an affidavit completed by Det. Scott Stweard of Kentucky State Police.

The three firefighters accused were Hodge, Dakota S. Oglesby, Jeremy P. Marlar and Glen R. McGee.

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