Kids Escape Burning Chesterifeld Home
Chesterfield County, VA (1140wrva.com) UPDATE: Police have arrested man accused of throwing Molotov cocktail into home.
Chesterfield Police are looking for a man who set fire to an occupied home in the 20400 block of Ravensbourne Drive Wednesday.
Police say William H. Jones III, 47, opened the back door of the home around 9:00 a.m., threw or poured an accelerant into the house and set the fire. Three juveniles ages 11, 14, and 17 were in the house at the time, but were able to escape without injury.
Police say Jones, of the 700 block of Commerce Street in Petersburg, had recently stayed at the house and is known to the victims.
Investigators have obtained warrants for Jones on arson and threats to bomb or damage a building. Police consider Jones dangerous and urge anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at (804) 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at (804) 748-0660 or www.crimesolvers.net.