Chesterfield man arrested after setting his house on fire

Press release from Chesterfield County

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - The Chesterfield County Fire Marshal's Office, in cooperation with the Chesterfield County Police Department, has made an arrest in connection with the Feb. 14, house fire that occurred at 12108 Southernbelle Court.

James A. Sweeney, 33, of Chesterfield County was charged with felony arson in connection with the incident. Sweeney was also injured as a result of the fire and transported to VCU Medical Center. His injuries were not life-threatening, and he was released from the hospital.

The fire caused moderate damage to the single-family home, according to the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services.