Saturday, February 27, 2016

Richmond Man Arrested in Arson and Attempted Murder

February 27, 2016

A Richmond man was arrested this morning in connection with an arson that occurred last summer on Clarkson Road.

Brandon S. Brown, 22, of the 3200 block of Logandale Avenue, has been charged with arson and attempted murder. His booking photo will be released when it becomes available.

At approximately 8:32 p.m. on August 9, the Richmond Fire Department responded to a call in the 1400 block of Clarkson Road, and found a fire burning inside an apartment. Officers from the Richmond Police Department responded to assist.

Investigation revealed that Brown reportedly set the fire inside the home after locking a woman inside another room of the apartment. The woman managed to escape the building uninjured.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Fire Investigator Andre Roberts at 804-646-6814 or call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.