UPDATE: Man arrested for setting fires at Henry Co. Wal-Mart
HENRY COUNTY (WSLS 10)- A man has been arrested for allegedly setting fires at the Henry County Wal-Mart. According to a release, on April 1, the Henry County Department of Public Safety and the Henry County Sheriff's Office identified the individual who started multiple fires inside Wal-Mart located at 976 Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville VA on March 31.
With the assistance of the public. police were able to identify the man seen in photos as 25-year-old Joshua Wayne Wright of Hardy, VA. According to police, Wright entered the Wal-Mart and intentionally started fires in four different locations causing the store to be evacuated. There were no injuries as a result of the fires.
Wright was arrested and charged with four counts of Maliciously Burn a Store House and one count of 3rd or Subsequent Offence Shoplifting. All charges are felonies. Wright is currently being held in the Henry County Jail without bond.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Henry County Department of Public Safety at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2500.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.
11:51 A.M Update: The Henry County Sheriff's Office was able to obtain surveillance images of the two men allegedly responsible for setting fire to items at Wal-Mart. If you recognize either of these men you are asked to contact police.
According to the Henry County Public Safety office, at 8:40 pm Friday night, there were several fires reported inside the shopping area of Walmart, located at 976 Commonwealth Blvd, Martinsville. The Henry County Department of Public Safety is investi
gating the incident and found that multiple items, in different locations within the store, had been intentionally set on fire. The damages were isolated to merc
handise only and there is no damage to the structure of the building.
No one was injured.
Anyone having information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact Henry County Department of Public Safety or the Henry County Sheriff's Office at (276) 638-8751 or the Crimestoppers Program at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2500.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.
HENRY COUNTY (WSLS 10) - Authorities are looking for a person who they say set items on fire at a Walmart.
According to the Chief of the Collinsville Volunteer Fire Department, a man set laptop cases on fire in the electronics department and dresses on fire in the women's department.
Someone put out the flames with a fire extinguisher before crews arrived.
The store was evacuated.
There was light smoke in the store but no significant damage.
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