44 year old Robert Rodriguez, accused of setting the September 2010 fire that destroyed the Hitching Post in Cheyenne, pleaded not guilty before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal Tuesday. A federal indictment alleges that Rodriguez intentionally set a fire that destroyed the Hitching Post  to further mail and wire fraud. He faces a federal charge of arson and of using fire in the commission of another felony offense, aiding and abetting. A trial date has been set for December 3rd. If convicted on both charges, Rodriguez faces no less than 15 years and no more than 30 years in prison, a possible fine of up to $500,000 and 3 years probation. Court documents indicate Rodriguez was arrested in Sandoval County in New Mexico. A complaint that might describe what led investigators to him has been sealed.