On June 22nd, fire
and rescue units were dispatched to a reported house fire in the 1700 block of
Potomac View Avenue in Woodbridge. A
neighbor discovered and extinguished the fire while alerting the occupants, who
Since this was the third
fire, at this address, in two months, the occupants immediately notified the
Prince William County Fire Marshal’s Office.
Due to circumstances surrounding this incident and investigation of the
previous two fires, Fire Marshals worked quickly with Prince William County
Police to find and detain the suspect, Mr. Christopher Sears, of
investigation, into this incident, Mr. Sears was arrested. Mr. Sears was subsequently arrested on
multiple felony charges related to the arson.
The Stafford County Fire Marshal’s K-9 and Handler also contributed to
continues into this and other related incidents.
Arrested on June 22nd:
Christopher Joshua SEARS,
27, of 12993 Taxi Drive in Woodbridge.
- §18.2-77 Burning of an occupied dwelling
- §18.2-85 Use of a firebomb
- §18.2-137 Felony vandalism
- §18.2-423.01 Threatening by burning
Other additional charges are pending.
Court Date: TBD | Bond: Unavailable