Media Release: Multi-Agency Investigation Leads to Arrest of Volunteer Firefighter

5/9/2017

May 9, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Multi-Agency Investigation Leads to Arrest of Volunteer Firefighter
 
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Investigators with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office have arrested a man for his role in two fires earlier this year in Morgan County.

Alex Gloyd, 18, of Great Cacapon was arrested Friday, May 5 and charged with first-degree arson and willfully and maliciously setting fire to land.

The charges link Gloyd to a Feb. 6 structure fire at 695 Henry Miller Blvd. in Paw Paw, and a March 5 wildland fire off Milo Road.

Gloyd is a member of the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Department and an honorary member of the Paw Paw Volunteer Fire Department. Gloyd had responded to both incidents as a volunteer firefighter.

The State Fire Marshal offers special thanks to the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources (DNR) police, the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police and the W.Va. State Police.  All agencies contributed to the investigation.

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(304) 558-2191