COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) – A man wanted in connection with an arson that occurred at a Columbus pharmacy appeared in Recorder's Court Tuesday morning.
Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Lowery pled not guilty to charges of arson, conspiracy to commit arson, and criminal damage to property.
Lowery was arrested after a week-long search by authorities.
Officials say Lowery is connected to a fire that destroyed River Road Pharmacy & Gifts back in September.
It was previously ruled to be an electrical fire, but investigators later reopened the case after receiving several tips from the public.
At the moment, no bond has been set for Lowery.
Last week, a mother and her son were arrested in connection with the same arson case.
Twenty-seven-year-old Bobby Jo Burkett, pled not guilty to his charges. A judge issued bonds totaling $65,000 for arson, conspiracy to commit arson, and criminal damage to property.
His mother, 49-year-old Lillian Burkett faces bonds for the same charges totaling $40,000.
John Logan, Jr., the owner of River Road Pharmacy & Gifts, issued the following statement Thursday, March 18th: