Criminal Nursing Home Resident Charged With Setting Fire to Facility, Displacing Residents

A criminal resident of an assisted living center has been charged with setting fire to the facility last week. The fire displaced 15 residents of the facility. This week, police charged a 50-year-old resident with first-degree arson, according to an arrest warrant.  The facility is home to over 50 residents, however, most residents were able to return to their rooms after the incident.

The suspect has a history of arson. He was convicted of second-degree arson in 2001 and served 16 months in prison. He also was convicted in 1993 and 1998 for burning a public building and second-degree arson, serving prison terms each time. The man is now being held on $250,000 bail. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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