Greene County man charged in church arson case
MADISON COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A man from Greene County has been charged with the arson of a church in Madison County.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office reports David Netting of Stanardsville is facing charges of breaking and entering with the intent to commit arson; injuring or damaging any property, monument, etc.; and burning or destroying a dwelling house, etc.
Netting is currently being held without bond at the Richmond City Jail.
The incident occurred at the Rose Park Methodist Church on Shelby Road in the Wolftown area on Jan. 25.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they found someone there who reportedly confessed to starting a fire inside the church.
That person, Netting, was initially taken to a hospital in Culpeper for treatment.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation into this incident is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (540) 948-5161.
Netting is expected to be in court in Madison County on Thursday.