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Arson suspect arrested in Thursday fire

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Photo/Video courtesy of Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail.

WARREN COUNTY – On the morning of Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 7:21am, the Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services were dispatched to the area of 75 Country Club Road for a reported building fire.  Warren County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies and Fire/Rescue units quickly arrived on the scene to discover a small fire in a maintenance building of the Hahn Trucking Company.  Firefighters were able extinguish the fire without significant damages being caused to the building.  There were no reported injuries.

Investigators from the Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office and Warren County Sheriff’s Office performed a joint investigation and determined the cause of the fire to be a result of arson related activities.

After consultation with the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Mr. David Hay (no fixed address) has been charged with multiple class 1 misdemeanors in relation to the incident.  Mr. Hay has been charged with §18.2-81-Burning or destroying personal property, §18.2-121- Entering property of another for purpose of damaging it, and violation of the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code Section 305.4-Deliberate or negligent burning. Mr. Hay is currently being held without bond at the Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail.

Anyone with information with is asked to contact Fire Marshal Gerry Maiatico at 540-636-3830 or Sergeant Daniel Maxfield at 540-635-4128.

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