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Indictment issued in arson case

A grand jury on Wednesday issued an indictment against a suspect in a 4-year-old arson case.

The Suffolk Fire and Rescue Office of the Fire Marshall arrested Ronald N. Steward Sr., 39, in connection with a March 2006 fire in a vacant apartment at Hoffler Apartments.

The fire did not injure anyone, but caused about $23,000 in damage.

Recently, fire investigator Pam King received a tip on the case and was able to pinpoint Steward as a suspect, according to Suffolk spokesperson Debbie George.

The indictment for burning or destroying a building was served on Steward Thursday at Western Tidewater Regional Jail, where he is an inmate on unrelated charges.

The grand jury issued 109 indictments against 47 suspects on Wednesday:

Adonay Sword Allah — possession of cocaine with intent to distribute

Demetris Dominick Artis — possession of marijuana with intent to distribute – more 4than ½ ounce, possession of marijuana

Britny Dezeray Barker — leaving scene of an accident

Gary Lewis Boykins — aggravated sexual battery

Eric Zivan Brown — obtain money by false pretenses

Montra L. Brown — attempted robbery, use of a firearm, robbery, wearing a mask in public, conspiracy to commit robbery, destroy property less than $1,000 (2 counts), participation in a criminal act with a gang (2 counts)

Velma Brown — involuntary manslaughter

Amber Lynne Burke — third offense concealment

Milton Lowell Carr — assault and battery of a law enforcement officer

Sarah Cella — embezzlement (5 counts)

Robert Montez Chapman — grand larceny

Karel Donnell Churchill — possession of marijuana with intent to distribute – more than ½ ounce, possession of cocaine

Alton Coats — possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, subsequent offense

Naquarius Mandwell Combs — larceny with intent to sell (2 counts), grand larceny, obtain money by false pretenses

Laura Cook — worthless check more than $200

James Arness Darden — distribution of heroin

Ciquera Kayeon Faulk — embezzlement more than $200

Lynntavis Faulk —possession of marijuana with intent to distribute – more than ½ ounce, possession of a firearm by a violent felon

Anthony Scott Fleming — statutory burglary, grand larceny

Shirley Louise Gibson-Wood — possession of cocaine

Andre Dairan Gorham — credit card theft, credit card fraud, receiving stolen goods by fraud more than $200 in six months

Nathan Donald Hamic — statutory burglary, larceny with intent to sell, grand larceny

Kelton Donta Hedgepeth — assaulting a police officer

Justin Saul Hobbs — possession of controlled substance (2 counts)

Mark Edward Hogmire — incest with child 13-17 years old (3 counts), sodomy with a victim less than 13 years old (3 counts) indecent liberties with a child (3 counts)

Arthur Nathaniel Holliman III — abduction with intent to defile, use of a firearm, aggravated sexual battery, trespassing, attempted rape, statutory burglary

Connie Deloris Jackson — driving under the influence of alcohol third or subsequent offense, suspended operator’s license third or subsequent offense

Cami Elaine Lee — credit card fraud, credit card theft, receiving stolen goods by fraud more than $200 in six months

Kristin Davis Matthews — possession of marijuana

Michael Allen McRae — embezzlement more than $200

David Lynn Meacham Jr. — attempted malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, malicious shooting into an occupied building, nonviolent felon in possession of a firearm

Marquis Miller — possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, more than ½ ounce, bomb/burn threat

Kakesha Minter — possession of heroin with intent to distribute, distribution of heroin (2 counts)

Billy Ray Murphy — aggravated sexual batteries, indecent liberties

Daniel Waylon Outland — abuse/neglect child

Susan Munn Perkins — obtain prescription by fraud (3 counts)

Darcy D. Pinchbeck — credit card fraud, credit card theft, receiving stolen goods by fraud more than $200 in six months

Kelly Rider — bomb/burn threat

Michael Jerone Senn II — grand larceny

Mohammad Shoaib Shaikh — obtain utility service without payment

Marcel Tavis Smith — possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, more than ½ ounce

Rashawn Smith — robbery, use of firearm in commission of a felony, use of sawed-off shotgun in commission of a felony, wear mask in certain places

Ronald Steward — arson of occupied building

Dante Armond Taylor — possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, more than ½ ounce

Michael Emmett Taylor — sodomy of victim under 13 years old, rape of a child, indecent liberties with a child (2 counts), aggravated sexual battery (2 counts)

Deon McCoy Thomas — aggravated malicious wounding, use of firearm in commission of a felony, malicious shooting of occupied building, shoot, stab, cut or wound

Demeika White — forgery