Alleged King’s Charter arsonist’s trial date set for July

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 9:34 am


A trial date has been set for the Richmond man accused of arson in connection to a string of fires in King’s Charter.

According to court records, Jake G. Spiro, 19, will be tried in Hanover Circuit Court July 29 on three charges of arson.

The 2012 Atlee High School graduate was arrested last August in connection to three fires set over a three-month period.

In the early hours of June 8, 2012, Hanover Fire/EMS responded to a fire at the King’s Charter Clubhouse, which resulted in damages of more than $1 million. Earlier that same night, crews had extinguished a separate fire in the same area. Those two fires followed an April 24 blaze, also in King’s Charter, according to published accounts in the Herald-Progress. Investigators later determined arson was the cause of all three fires.

At the time of the incidents, Spiro was living in the City of Richmond with his father. His mother lived in the King’s Charter neighborhood near the site of the three blazes.  Spiro was later identified as the primary suspect, who authorities believe acted alone.

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