Greenwood arson suspect pleads not guilty

Greenwood arson suspect pleads not guilty

Credit: Washington State Department of Corrections

Kevin Todd Swalwell

Print
Email
|

by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on December 1, 2009 at 2:26 PM

SEATTLE -  The man accused of setting a string of fires in north Seattle has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of arson and one count of burglary.

At his arraignment Tuesday in King County Superior Court Kevin Swalwell was ordered to remain in jail with bail set at $1 million.

Prosecutors have said they'll seek a sentence of more than 30 years for the 46-year-old homeless man if he is convicted.

Swalwell has been convicted of arson six times in the past and was under community supervision by the Department of Corrections during a series of fires this fall in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. He was arrested Nov. 13 near a burning vacant building in Shoreline, just north of Seattle.
 

Print
Email
|