Man Charged With ArsonAdmits Setting Fire

By Gene Birk | 

Robert M. Martin, 37, is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. He's charged with arson, burglary, and criminal mischief, in the fire that destroyed the Western Kentucky University swimmers' house at 1285 Kentucky Street December 27.

Martin has admitted to police, starting a fire in the curtains of the house, while he was smoking crack cocaine. His bond has been set at $30,000 cash. A tip to "Crime Stoppers" led to Martin's arrest.