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Attorney: Hinton arson suspect maintains innocence

Billy Joe Gill in court Billy Joe Gill in court

HINTON (WVVA) - The lawyer for the man accused of deliberately setting two destructive fires in Hinton earlier this week says his client is innocent.

Billy Joe Gill, 25, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in magistrate court Friday. A request for bond reduction for Gill was denied.

Gill is accused of intentionally setting two fires in the Summers County town early Tuesday morning that destroyed a two-story home on 5th Street and an entire row of apartments on Temple Street known as 'The Brick Row.'

View the criminal complaint against Gill

View's previous reports on this case

No one was injured in the fires, but several families were left homeless.

Attorney Ryan Keesee says his client maintains his innocence.

WVVA's Stephanie Crace was in Hinton for the proceedings and will be live with more at 5 and 6 p.m.

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