Law Enforcement Continues to Investigate Accomack County Arson Fires

Tasley VFD operates at December arson fire

Now numbering at least 44, the series of arson fires in Accomack County over the past three months has the community filled with fear and frustration.  Local, state, and federal law enforcement officers continue to seek the suspect or suspects in this case, now believeing that this could be the work of a group of individuals, not just one person.

WAVY.com from Hampton Roads reports:

“From solid, old-fashioned police work to utilizing the latest in police technology, we have developed several strong leads as to who may very possibly be behind these fires,” Capt. T.A. Reibel, Commander of the BCI Chesapeake Field Office said.

WAVY.com’s Anita Blanton traveled to Accomack County and found that after three months of fires, conversations around a community in fear of the next arson make it clear that rumors are running rampant.

Martha McNair, who’s lived in the area for years said, “I feel like it’s an inside job. I feel like somebody obviously knows what’s going on.”

People in the town say their patience is wearing thin. “It’s outrageous really somebody should have caught this guy by now,” said Jeff Bender.

Read more about the police work involved in this case, and an outside experts opinion about the situation as well at: http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/crime/state-police-search-for-serial-arsonist

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