By MARLO BARNHART
A Hagerstown man convicted Tuesday of torching the House of Kobe restaurant on the Dual Highway was sentenced to 120 days in jail Wednesday for four unrelated trash bin fires.
Kevin Augustus Cotton, 30, entered an Alford plea to four counts of malicious burning in Washington County District Court, according to court records.
Under an Alford plea, a defendant admits the state has enough evidence to convict, but does not admit guilt.
Washington County District Judge Noel Spence imposed the maximum 30-day sentence on each count, court records said. Five other counts of malicious burning were dismissed in exchange for the pleas.