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RAINELLE (WVVA) - Five people have been indicted in connection with an arson at the State Police detachment in Rainelle that destroyed several vehicles.

No one was injured in the early-morning hours of Dec. 15, 2011 when multiple vehicles were burned on the parking lot of the West Virginia State Police barracks in Rainelle.

A police cruiser, a trooper's personal vehicle, and multiple vehicles that had recently been seized were destroyed.

View WVVA.com's original report

SLIDESHOW: Aftermath of fire

The detachment building also suffered damage.

The indictments were handed down during a special session of the Greenbrier County Grand Jury on Thursday.

"These matters have been treated with extraordinary importance by our office as the acts alleged represent serious threats to the security of our community," Prosecuting Attorney Patrick Via said. 

"These allegations include unlawful retaliatory acts against the West Virginia State Police for the performance of official duties. Law enforcement officers, including the West Virginia State Police, are duty-bound to protect the citizens that they serve, and we must act to provide protection for them against alleged retaliation for their service."

Following are the details of the indictments:

 

1

Goff, Ray L.

Meadow Bridge, WV

9/8/1983

Arson in the Second Degree; Conspiracy to Commit Arson in the Second Degree; Arson in the Third Degree (7 counts); Intimidation of and Retaliation Against Public Officers and Employees (9 Counts); Conspiracy to Commit Arson in the Third Degree; Conspiracy to Commit Intimidation of and Retaliation Against Public Officers and Employees

 

2

White, David Clayton

Meadow Bridge, WV

8/18/1964

Arson in the Second Degree; Conspiracy to Commit Arson in the Second Degree; Arson in the Third Degree (8 counts); Intimidation of and Retaliation Against Public Officers and Employees (9 Counts); Conspiracy to Commit Arson in the Third Degree; Conspiracy to Commit Intimidation of and Retaliation Against Public Officers and Employees

 

3

White, Nicholas Michael

Danese, WV

6/19/1989

Arson in the Second Degree; Conspiracy to Commit Arson in the Second Degree; Arson in the Third Degree (8 counts); Intimidation of and Retaliation Against Public Officers and Employees (9 Counts); Conspiracy to Commit Arson in the Third Degree; Conspiracy to Commit Intimidation of and Retaliation Against Public Officers and Employees

 

4

Redden, Joshua Emmanuel

Meadow Bridge, WV

10/25/1985

Arson in the Second Degree; Conspiracy to Commit Arson in the Second Degree; Arson in the Third Degree (8 counts); Intimidation of and Retaliation Against Public Officers and Employees (9 Counts); Conspiracy to Commit Arson in the Third Degree; Conspiracy to Commit Intimidation of and Retaliation Against Public Officers and Employees

 

5

White, Jennifer Lynn

Meadow Bridge, WV

10/12/1979

Conspiracy to Commit Arson in the Second Degree; Conspiracy to Commit Arson in the Third Degree; Conspiracy to Commit Intimidation of and Retaliation Against Public Officers and Employees

 
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