James Curtis

James Curtis

SALINE COUNTY, IL -- An Eldorado, Illinois man charged with arson in connection to a fire at the Harrisburg, Illinois Walmart has pleaded not guilty.

35-year-old James Curtis waived his right to a preliminary hearing while in court Thursday.

Police say Curtis started a fire at the Walmart on New Year's Eve. He's charged with arson, reckless conduct and three counts of criminal damage to property.

His trial is scheduled to start May 13.