Charges will be filed in Madison County church arson
MADISON COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says charges are pending after a fire in a church.
According to the sheriff’s office, first responders were called to the Rose Park United Methodist Church on Shelby Road around 4 p.m. Wednesday.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they found someone there who reportedly confessed to starting the fire inside the church.
The suspect was hurt in the fire and is currently hospitalized in Culpeper.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says this person will face charges related to arson.
The suspect’s name is not being released until he gets out of the hospital and is officially charged.
At this time, it is unknown if he had any connection to the church.
There is significant damage to the structure due to the fire.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff's Office at (540) 948-5161.