Caroline County, Virginia – On Friday, October 26, 2018, Caroline County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the report of a house fire in the Lake Land ’Or sub-division. When deputies arrived, they found a residential structure with heavy fire. Caroline County Fire and Rescue personnel arrived and addressed the fire as deputies began searching the area for any witnesses or indicators related to the fire. During their search, Deputies A. A. Lippa, III and M. D. Holmes located 21 year-old Charles Mills, from Ruther Glen, not far from the fire. Deputies arrested Mills for public intoxication. Fire Investigator, Lt. S. L. Cary and Investigative Sergeant K. H. Eichenmiller, responded to the scene. The home was found to be unoccupied at the time of the fire and the preliminary investigation showed the fire to have most likely been the result of arson. While investigators were still processing the scene of the fire, a construction crew arrived to work on a home under construction not far from the scene of the fire. The construction crew reported that during the night, someone vandalized the home, causing thousands of dollars in damage. The home was found to have been broken into after investigators responded to the scene. The walls, appliances, floors, and windows were vandalized throughout the home. Investigators then processed the vandalism scene for forensic evidence. As a result of the preliminary investigation, Charles Mills was charged with felony vandalism and felony breaking and entering on October 26, 2018. After further investigation, an additional charge of arson was placed against Mills on October 31, 2018. Mills is currently being held without bond at the Pamunkey Regional Jail. Sheriff Lippa stated “I am so proud of the men and women of the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office for their dedication to the citizens of Caroline County. Thankfully, there were no injuries in this incident and the matter was resolved quickly. Together, we continue to make Caroline County a safer place to live, work, and raise a family”.