After a year-long investigation, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office arrests Cana man for arson

New River Valley News

CANA, Va. (WFXR) — After a year-long investigation, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man in connection with a structure fire that occurred at a residence in the Cana area.

On Oct. 14, 2019, the Cana Fire Department and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to 3016 Paul’s Creek Road in reference to a structure fire. The residence was found to be unoccupied.

According to Sheriff Kevin A. Kemp, authorities learned Edward Darrell Hawks and another family member lived at the residence together.

An independent arson investigator was contacted by the renter’s insurance company that Hawks had a policy with. Based on the arson investigator’s findings and witness statements, as well as a consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, warrants were obtained on Hawks for burning or destroying a house and for burning or destroying personal property.

Pictured: Edward Darrell Hawks

According to Kemp, Hawks was arrested on Oct. 10, 2020, for the outstanding warrants and received a $5,000 unsecured bond.

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