Lapwai man pleads not guilty to arson

Apollo Lawyer

A Lapwai man accused of threatening a Pullman residence with explosive devices has pleaded not guilty.

Apollo Lawyer, 31, was charged with first-degree assault, first-degree arson, first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, first-degree malicious placement of an explosive, first-degree burglary and felony harassment. Superior Court Judge Gary Libey said in court Lawyer could face up to life in prison for the alleged crimes.

Pullman police were called to a residence on Morton Street around 4 p.m. May 7, following a report of a disorderly person. A woman told police an acquaintance of hers was intoxicated and was trying to burn down her house.