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Fire Investigation Results in Arrest on Arson and Gun Charges
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February 9, 2019

On the evening of Wednesday, February 6th, fire investigators from the Prince William County Fire Marshal's Office were summoned to investigate a fire scene located on Winged Elm Circle in Manassas that appeared to be suspicious.  During the investigation, a separate location, in Bristow, was identified. Based on the evidence and investigation at both scenes, a suspect was identified. 

On Thursday, February 7th, in collaboration with Prince William County Police officers and detectives' search, warrants were executed and the suspect was interviewed.  An accelerant detection K-9 from the Stafford County Fire Marshal's Office and a member of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) assisted in the search warrants. 

Early morning, on Friday, February 8th, the suspect, identified as Kashif Bashir, was arrested without incident, by Fire Marshals, on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges related to the incidents.

Arrested on February 8th:

Kashif BASHIR, 33, of Woodbridge, Virginia

Charged with: 

  • 18.2-77 Burning or Destroying dwelling house, etc. (Felony)
  • 18.2-26 / 18.2-81 Attempted burning personal property >$500) (Felony)
  • 18.2-26 / 18.2-81 Attempted burning personal property >$500) (Felony)
  • 18.2-308.1:1 Possession of firearm by person acquitted by reason of insanity (Misdemeanor) Two counts. 

Preliminary Hearing:  March 8, 2019| Bond: Held WITHOUT bond

 

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