Newport News man accused of setting woman’s apartment on fire

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Newport News man is facing arson charges following a fire at an apartment last month.

According to police, on October 3, a 31-year-old woman received a threatening message from her child’s father saying he was going to kick in the door of her apartment and set it on fire. Four days later, fire crews responded to a fire at the woman’s townhome. There were no injuries reported.

The investigation led police to 38-year-old Tyrone Fry Jr. They arrested Fry on November 16 and charged him with arson and burglary.

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