Man arrested, accused of setting Newport News apartment fire

Tyrone Fry Jr.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A man has been arrested after an apartment fire on October 7.

After an investigation police said on October 3 the victim, a 31-year-old Newport News woman, received a threatening message from her child’s father saying he was going to kick in the door of her apartment and set it on fire.

On October 7 firefighters responded to a fire at the victim’s town-home. The investigation led to the arrest of Tyrone Fry Jr., on November 16.

The fire was in the 700 block of 36th Street.

Fry has been charged with Arson and two counts of Burglary: enter building to murder/rape/etc.,according to police.

No injuries from the fire were reported.

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