Fire officials working unsolved arson cases

By Sunni Blevins - bio | email
Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Hanover county man found guilty of arson is expected to be sentenced later Wednesday. The court date comes as fire investigators work to solve two other arson cases.

Fire investigators say it helps to get stories like this out in the media to lots of eyes and ears.

It was actually a media tip that led to the arrest and conviction of Paul Dewey Franklin.

Franklin is charged with two counts of felony arson in connection to a fire on Shady Grove Road in February of last year.

Meanwhile, investigators are currently looking at two other open arson cases.

In November, a historic house on Crowne Hill Road was burned to the ground.

Earlier this month in the Montpelier area on Kimbrough Lane, investigators believe someone set a home on fire on purpose.

Arson investigators hope someone has the information they need to make an arrest.

A reward usually goes along with information leading to an arrest and conviction in an arson case.

Call the Hanover fire hotline at 365-6195 if you can help.

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