Media Release - W.Va. State Fire Marshals arrest three affiliated with a Raleigh fire department

10/3/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
​Oct. 3 2019​
W.Va. State Fire Marshals arrest three affiliated with a Raleigh fire department
 
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office announces today the arrest of three people affiliated with a Raleigh County volunteer fire department on various charges related to a recent arson.
 
Dennis Wade Wilson, 18, of Josephine, Matthew Allen Meadows, 39, of Rhodell, and Alexia Brieane Shrewsbury, 19, of Rhodell were arrested by WVSFMO investigators and charged with first-degree arson and conspiracy. Two juvenile petitions were also filed. The charges are related to a structure fire on July 26, 2019 at 6114 Tams Highway in Rhodell.
 
All three adults were arrested on Oct. 2 and brought before a Raleigh County magistrate.
 
The arrests resulted from an intensive investigation into multiple fires spanning several months. The investigation remains ongoing. The investigation and arrests were made by ASFM J. D. England. 
 
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