Man wanted for arson arrested in Bullitt County

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Charges stem from fire at Elizabethtown residence

By Sarah Bennett

A man wanted in connection to a Sept. 8 fire at an Elizabethtown residence was arrested Monday afternoon in Lebanon Junction.

Justin Ray Cothern, 27, of Shepherdsville is charged with second-degree arson for his alleged role in a blaze at 603 Gallery Place. Nobody was injured in the fire, which was near the Black History Gallery off East Dixie Avenue.

Cothern was arrested by the Lebanon Junction Police Department and is lodged at the Bullitt County Detention Center. Bond information was not available Monday afternoon.