A University of Louisville professor is telling his side of the story.  Ede Warner is accused of starting a fire inside his own house with his wife and child locked in a room.

Dr. Warner wants to clear his name and says he is innocent of the charges against him.  Dr. Warner's attorney would not allow him to answer questions from the media, but he did read a prepared statement.  In it, he says he has been married to his wife for 16 years, and that there have never been any domestic disturbance incidents at his home. 

That is until this past Sunday.  That's when police were called to the home.  Warner is accused of starting a fire inside the house with his wife and child locked in a room.  Police say he also picked his wife up and threw her onto a sofa.  But Warner says the truth will come out in court, and even appeared to breakdown while reading his statement.

"I want to publicly maintain that I am a hundred percent innocent of all of these charges," said Warner.

Dr. Warner is charged with arson, wanton endangerment and assault.  He is scheduled to be back in court on July 29th for a probable cause hearing.