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UPDATE: Suspected Arsonist Held Without Bond

By: Jessica Jaglois; Cheryn Stone Email
By: Jessica Jaglois; Cheryn Stone Email

UPDATE:

Monday, September 21, 2009

A judge ordered Andelic held without bond after a brief court hearing held via a video hook-up from jail.

Sunday September 20, 2009

A horrific fire ripped through a home owned by Keswick Hall on Thursday night. Now, the tenant of the property is being charged with arson.

Goran Andelic was arrested in the Berkshire Apartment Complex late last night. He was an employee of Keswick Hall and lived in an apartment the hall provided for him. However, after repeatedly missing work, he was terminated Thursday evening. Hours later, he allegedly set fire to the home.

James Barber from the Albemarle County Fire Marshall's office told the Newsplex, "It looks, at this point, that it was intentionally set. And we do have some evidence both from the scene and from his vehicle that is being processed, being examined."

Andelic fled the scene and hid in a vacant apartment where he had previously lived. "The occupant was not home when the Fire Department got there. So we spent some time looking for him to check his welfare and ask a few questions," Barber said

His neighbors in the apartment complex where Andelic was found said that he often drank and was emotionally disturbed. Fire officials are not ready to say how the fire was started but that the process is ongoing. Andelic will appear in court on Monday.

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