Arrest made in Wednesday arson

Published 10:46 pm Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office on Thursday arrested and charged a man with an arson that occurred Wednesday morning.



Dwayne Eddie Goodman Jr., 27, of Suffolk, is charged with arson, destruction of property and breaking and entering, according to a press release from the city.

Goodman is accused of setting a fire in the Suffolk Station Apartments, located in the 1200 block of Forest Oak Lane off Carolina Road, according to the press release. A police officer responding to complaints of smoke found a shattered glass door at the back of the building. A sheet of plywood had been removed from the door, and a large rock was near the broken glass. The officer could see smoke coming from inside the vacant apartment, as well as melting mini-blinds.

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Suffolk Fire and Rescue responded and extinguished the fire, which was contained to one apartment.

Goodman currently is being held at Western Tidewater Regional Jail on no bond.