HENRY COUNTY, VA – The Martinsville-Henry County 911 Communications Center received a call on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 7:20 p.m., from the store manager at the Dollar General located on 6260 A L Philpott Hwy, concerning an arson and vandalism that occured in the store.
No fire department personnel were dispatched because the fire had been extinguished.
Fire Marshal Lisa Garrett and an investigator from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and discovered that a female subject had entered the store, picked up a lighter and proceeded to set fire to numerous items near the front register.
The Fire Marshal’s Office has obtained photos of the suspect and a woman believed to be traveling with her.
The office is asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspect.
Both females left the scene in a white Honda Accord.
Anyone having information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at (276) 634-4668 or the Crimestoppers Program at 63-CRIME (632- 7463).