Trial starts for Clayton man facing fraud charges

John Gotway

A Clayton man facing arson and insurance fraud charges will have a pre-trial hearing Friday.

John Gotway, 70, pleaded not guilty to the charges in January.

He was arrested last year 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's trial starts April 14.