Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Suspect Arrested in West Cary Street Arson

January 25, 2017
A woman was arrested yesterday in connection to a fire that occurred near the Fan district.

Around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, the Richmond Fire Department responded to a call for a fire in the 2200 block of West Cary Street. Firefighters arrived in less than two minutes and found the second floor of the home engulfed in flames. Officers from the Richmond Police Department responded to assist.
No injuries were reported however, the home sustained significant fire damage. Fire investigators found sufficient evidence the fire was started intentionally.

Amanda G. Golden, 29, of the 2200 block of West Cary Street, has been arrested and charged with arson of an occupied building. She is currently being held without bond at the Richmond Justice Center.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call RFD Investigator Michelle Haga, at (804) 646-6744 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at

Amanda G. Golden