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Monday, 13 July 2015 21:18

Abingdon Man Accused of Setting several Cars on Fire in Martinsville, VA

Derek Eugene Boone, age 27 of Abingdon, VA, was arrested on June 29 and charged with 8 counts of Felony Burning and 3 counts of Felony Larceny in the City of Martinsville.

Further charges are pending in Henry County and the City of Martinsville. The investigation is ongoing and is being lead in Henry County by their Fire Marshal’s office in conjunction with the Henry County Sherriff’s Office, and in the City by their Fire Marshal’s office and the Martinsville Police Department.

The first call was reported at 10:54PM on Dye Plant Road in Henry County at Mize Automotive. First responders found two vehicles damaged by fire with minimal damage to business itself.

The second call was reported at 11:10PM on South Memorial Boulevard in the City of Martinsville at L&L Auto Body. First responders found four vehicles damaged by fire.There was no damage to the business itself.

The third call also in the City of Martinsville, at European Imports on South Memorial Boulevard was reported at 11:27PM. First responders found three vehicles damaged by fire with minimal fire damage to the business itself.

The final call for service was received at 11:34PM at the Walmart parking lot in Henry County. First responders found 3 vehicles with fire damage. These vehicles were attached to a vehicle hauler and tractor parked in the parking lot.

Total damage estimates are unavailable at this time.

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