COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA – On June 28, at approximately 3:30a.m., a residence in the 2300 block of Franklin Ave in Colonial Heights was struck by two Molotov cocktails. The front storm door received minor damage, but the fire spread to the front yard. A male was observed on video but fled the scene.
Nicholas Patrick Owens, 37, has been charged with one count of arson to a dwelling. Additional charges are pending
Then, on June 30, another residence on Franklin Ave was struck by Molotov cocktails. This time, the rear of the residence was ablaze, and officers had to force entry. Although the residence was clear, thousands of dollars of damage was done to the home.