Brent Donovan Kapp of Mason appeared before Judge David Nibert Monday in Mason County Circuit Court to find out what his sentencing would be after entering two guilty pleas for arson.
Per a plea agreement entered on Feb. 25, Kapp agreed to enter a guilty plea for first degree arson and second degree arson for at least two fires he was involved in the Mason Volunteer Fire Department’s coverage district. Kapp, along with two others, were allegedly involved in setting fires to at least two structures.
According to complaints previously read in court, Kapp was involved in the willful and malicious setting of an outbuilding located on Ohio River Road in West Columbia on Sept. 29, 2007, along with Jamal “J.J.” Cuthberson of Hartford.
On Oct. 15, Kapp had allegedly set fire to an abandoned trailer located on Front Street, along with Kim Blake of Mason. All three were arrested on Jan. 11, 2008, on charges of arson following an investigation by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal.
Following preliminary hearings, both Cuthberson and Kapp were indicted by the grand jury in May 2008. Charges against Blake were dismissed in magistrate court after a subpoena for the Fire Marshal had failed to be delivered. Blake was indicted by the grand jury last month.
After Kapp’s 60-day evaluation at the Anthony Correctional Center, he will return to court and his sentence will be determined based on his evaluation.