Clayton man pleads not guilty to insurance fraud charges

John Gotway, 70

A Clayton man facing arson and insurance fraud charges is now pleading not guilty.

John Gotway, 70, appeared in court Wednesday.

He was arrested in December after authorities say he was conspiring to commit insurance fraud.

The Adams County Sheriff's office says he was planning to pay another person to burn down his restaurant, John's Café, in Clayton.

Gotway will next head to trial in April.