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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Setting Fires Along Sepulveda Boulevard

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    Man Pleads Not Guilty to Setting Fires Along Sepulveda Boulevard
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    A homeless man was charged Tuesday, April 23, with setting four weekend brush fires along Sepulveda Boulevard.

    A homeless man was charged Tuesday with setting four weekend brush fires along Sepulveda Boulevard.

    Steven William Adkison, 31, pleaded not guilty to four felony counts of arson of a structure or forest.

    Adkison, who allegedly set the fires near Sepulveda Boulevard and Getty Center Drive on Sunday, could face up to eight years in state prison if convicted as charged, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

    A good Samaritan who allegedly witnessed Adkison setting one of the fires detained him until police and firefighters arrived, according to prosecutors.

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    Bystanders took action after they watched a man set fire to a Sepulveda Pass hillside by pinning down the suspect until police got there. Rick Montanez reports for NBC 4 News at 11 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2019.

    (Published Tuesday, April 23, 2019)

    Adkison -- who was ordered to remain jailed in lieu of $300,000 bail -- is due back in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom May 6 for a hearing to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to allow the case against him to proceed to trial.

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