Man charged in Burlington church fire demands new lawyer

      Victor Clegg was arrested Wednesday morning / Burlington Police Department

      A man accused of setting the fires that damaged a church in Burlington earlier this year is asking the judge in his case to appoint a new attorney for him.

      The Hawk Eye newspaper of Burlington reports that 43-year-old Victor Clegg Jr. told District Court Judge Cynthia Danielson on Monday that he is not receiving proper representation from his current court-appointed attorney.

      Clegg also said his current attorney refereed to him as a "firebug."

      Danielson is considering Clegg's request for a new attorney.

      Police say he broke into the church and was involved in the Union Baptist Church fire last April.

      Clegg has been charged with second-degree arson and second-degree burglary in the April 16 fire at Union Baptist Church.

      The church suffered over 200 thousand dollars in damage.

      Information from: The Hawk Eye,

      Click here to read previous coverage of the fire.