Arrest Made After Overnight Fire at EKU


Both EKU Police and Richmond Fire Department were called to respond to a blaze overnight on EKU’s campus. Reports state the fire took place in the Begley Building connected to the football stadium. EKU Police were the first to arrive where they saw multiple suspects at the scene who were brought in for questioning, several of which are still considered persons of interest and one who has now been arrested and sent to the Madison County Detention Center. 19-Year-Old Kenneth Smallwood has been charged with Burglary 3rd Degree as well as Arson 3rd Degree in connection with last nights incident. The fire itself was said to have been small and quickly put out, causing no structural damage to the building.