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Hanover, VA – On Saturday, December 1, 2018, at approximately 10:04 p.m., the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and Hanover Fire-EMS responded to the 6500 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike for a reported structure fire.
As deputies arrived on scene they observed a white male running from the building who was quickly apprehended. The subject was identified as Eric Hill Magruder, Jr., 24, of Mechanicsville. After an aggressive search of the building was completed and it was determined to be clear of additional persons, the fire was quickly located, extinguished and smoke removed.
Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Magruder with Breaking and Entering, Vandalism and Drunk in Public. The Hanover Fire Marshal’s Office charged Magruder with Burning a Structure. He is currently incarcerated at Pamunkey Regional Jail without bond.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also download the “P3 Tips” app for their mobile device to submit their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.