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Police: Man charged with arson

Police: Man charged with arson

A man has been charged with arson after police say he set a fire for a third time at a residence along the 200 block of Thomas Nelson Lane, Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley said in a news release.

Dennis Wade Tooley, 45, is charged with arson after city police and fire crews responded to a house fire at about 2:30 a.m. Friday, Riley said. Investigators believe Tooley intentionally set the fire at the home, and he was arrested at 1:30 p.m.

Tooley is still facing charges for two earlier fires — Nov. 1, 2016, and July 10, 2017, — at the same home, Riley said. Tooley, who is being held at Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, faces two counts of arson and two counts of...

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