Media Release - W.Va. State Fire Marshals arrest Hardy County couple charged in arson investigation

1/7/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 7, 2019
W.Va. State Fire Marshals arrest Hardy County couple charged in arson investigation
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office today announced the arrest of a Hardy County husband and wife, stemming from a storage facility fire that occurred in December.
 
Investigators with the WVSFMO have charged Hunter Todd Largent, 34 and Marci Lyn Largent, 45, with second-degree arson, 20 counts of third-degree arson, 20 counts of willful injury to or destruction of property, and 21 counts of conspiracy on the initial warrants. 
 
The charges were filed after an investigation into a storage facility fire that occurred at 421 Virginia Ave. on Dec. 14, 2019 in Petersburg, Hardy County.
 
The Largents surrendered to police on Jan. 5 and were arraigned in Hardy County Magistrate Court. The pair are being held in the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail and Correctional Facility on a $100,000 bond.
 
Additionally, the State Fire Marshal’s Office will be seeking three additional felony charges against the couple for causing injuries in an arson-related crime, due to firefighter injuries that were sustained during suppression of the fire at the 20-unit storage facility.
 
The investigation was handled by WVSFMO Investigator, Assistant State Fire Marshal J.J. Vacchio and Deputy Jesse Earle of the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.
 
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