Judge reduces accused arsonist's bond by $125K

Kenneth Boone (provided)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A man accused of burning down homes so that he could later remodel them was given a reduced bond Tuesday and placed under house arrest.

According to court documents, Kenny Boone recruited another man to help set a fire on Montagu Street in 2010. The documents stated Boone was then hired to repair the damage to the home at 48 Montagu Street.

Boone's attorney said his client he lives at a home on Glenwood Avenue, which is not far from Montagu Street. He takes care of his parents and has worked in construction most of his life.

Boone's bond was originally set at $75,000 which is in addition to the $225,000 he must post for three other arson-related charges. Now the total bond is set at $175,000 in all.