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Arrest made in Front Royal arson incidents

6 January 2020 Front Royal/Warren County News

Front Royal Police arrested Robert May, 30, of Front Royal in relation to two arson incidents. On Jan. 3, May intentionally set a fire in the stairwell of an occupied apartment building at 134 E. 2nd St. in Front Royal. The occupants of the building were alerted by a smoke alarm and were able to quickly extinguish the
fire. Investigators determined a separate fire was intentionally set to a vehicle in the Knotty Pine Restaurant parking lot, as well. Robert May was charged with one felony count of Burning or destroying dwelling house, etc. and an additional felony charge of Burning or destroying personal property, standing grain, etc.

May was transported to Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail where he is currently being held without bond. A court date has been set for Feb. 4 in Warren County General District Court.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents are asked to contact Fire Marshal Gerry R. Maiatico at 540-636-3830, gmaiatico@warrencountyfire.com or Detective Marc R. Ramey at 540-636-2208 or mramey@frontroyalva.com

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