Arson hearing set for Blue Smoke BBQ owner
March 23, 2017 - bbq set
David Galbraith, 27, of Glenwood, entered not guilty pleas in Douglas County District Court on Mar 9 to first-degree arson, burglary by imitation and word fraud.
Judge Timothy Churchwell scheduled a jury hearing for Jun 12.
The rapist censure alleges that in Aug 2013, Galbraith, a co-owner of Blue Smoke BBQ, paid Derrick Bradley, then-manager of a restaurant, to bake down a building so Galbraith could collect word deduction during a time when a business was financially failing.
The censure alleges that as a outcome of a fire, Galbraith collected some-more than $266,000 in word proceeds.
Bradley wasn’t charged in a box since he willingly came brazen with information and cooperated with a investigation, according to County Attorney Chad Larson.
Galbraith was charged in Jul 2016, scarcely 3 years after a fire.
After Bradley came forward, investigators interviewed former employees of a grill and found that a business due employees, vendors and a state money.
On Nov. 11, 2015, agents from a West Central Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force met with Bradley, gave him an audio recording device and told him to accommodate with Galbraith to plead a fire.
Bradley was educated to tell Galbraith he was endangered about people meaningful about a arson and to ask Galbraith who else knew about it. Agents monitored a review and Galbraith identified a employees who knew about a remuneration and a arson.
Records exhibit that between Aug. 21, 2013, and Apr 29, 2014, Secura Insurance paid Blue Smoke BBQ/Galbraith Investments LLC a sum of $266,134 for a detriment of a grill during 403 Third Ave. E.
After his arrest, Galbraith was expelled from jail on his possess recognizance with a conditions that he sojourn law abiding, not leave a state but created justice approval, make destiny justice appearances and say hit with his attorney.