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A fire in Mouth of Wilson on Feb. 14 resulted in an arson charge.
According to the Grayson County Sheriff's Office, Rugby Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Piney View Lane in Mouth of Wilson and found a barn was fully engulfed. There were small fires in the woods adjacent to the barn.
Fire department personnel determined that the fire was suspicious and contacted the sheriff’s office. Cpl. Adam Horton and Lt. David Ashby responded to investigate the cause and origin of the fire. Investigators followed up on leads that took them to the residence of Brian Roop of 424 Mudcreek Road in Whitetop.
Roop, 41 was arrested at his residence and charged with arson. He is being held without bond in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.