A Kansas City man has been charged with setting the fire that destroyed an Overland Park apartment building in May.
Ronald Levon Buchanan, 38, was booked into the Johnson County Jail Thursday afternoon and is being held on a $50,000 bond.
Buchanan is charged with 10 counts of aggravated arson and one count of cruelty to animals.
The early morning fire occurred on May 14 at the Spring Hill Apartments in the 8800 block of West 121st Terrace.
One person, a child, was treated for smoke inhalation.
Each of the arson counts was for occupants who were in the building at the time the fire was set.
The animal cruelty charge involves one occupant’s pet dog, which was killed in the fire.
Buchanan made an initial court appearance Friday afternoon in Johnson County District Court and requested a court-appointed lawyer.
A motion to reduce his bond was denied and his next court hearing is scheduled for Aug. 16.