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Prichard man accused of setting two homes on fire, one his grandmother’s home

(IMAGE: MOBILE JAIL) Prichard man accused of setting two homes on fire, one his grandmother’s home

A Prichard man accused of setting two different homes on fire, one them his own grandmother's home, says he is innocent.

Kendrick Fortner, 21, appeared in court Thursday morning and entered a not guilty plea arson 1st he faces in Prichard. His grandmother, Lottie Fortner, lost her home of 45 years Saturday after three different fires were set.

Investigators detained her grandson Kendrick Fortner on scene and charged him with arson.

Burning down his grandmother's house in Prichard isn't the only crime he's accused of. 20 hours earlier the Graves family home in Saraland was intentionally set on fire. Fortner is charged with arson 2nd degree in that case.

The Graves home was also vandalized four previous times. Fortner is suspected of being behind that vandalism as well.

"The case is very unsettling just if you look at paint being thrown at a car or damage to a car. Now, we've escalated to arson. And then the Prichard case, there was someone in the home that's why it's arson 1st degree. That brings great concern to us," said Saraland Det. Bryan Mims.

Fortner was charged yesterday in the arson case out of Saraland. He goes before a judge Friday morning in that case.

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