1/23/2014 6:10 PM
by Rebecca Turco
FAYETTEVILLE - Around 25 people are
arraigned in Fayette County Circuit Court on Thursday morning for the next grand jury
term, including a man accused of making fake 911 calls and setting fires.
James Earl Hudnall of Powellton is
charged with four counts of falsely reporting an emergency incident and one
count of first degree arson. He pleaded not guilty to the counts.
Sheriff Steve Kessler said Hudnall was
named a suspect following an investigation into several calls to the 911 center
and two suspected arsons. These calls reported false structure fires, car
wrecks and a mining accident, as well as two intentionally set fires involving
vacant homes in the Powellton area. All of the incidents happened between August
6 and September 16, 2013.
Hudnall was released on bond.
His jury trial is scheduled to begin March 3 at 9 a.m.