Police: Suspected Chesterfield arsonist under arrest

William H. Jones III (Source: Petersburg Police)
William H. Jones III (Source: Petersburg Police)

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A man who is suspected of setting a Chesterfield home on fire with three children inside is now under arrest.

Police arrested William H. Jones III, 47. He is suspected of setting the house on fire using an accelerant. Three people, ages 11, 14, and 17, were inside - they escaped from the home without injury. Jones had recently stayed at the home and is known to the victims.

Ryan Nobles is gathering more information and will have the latest details tonight on NBC12.

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