Rainelle, West Virginia – On Monday, December 19, 2011, Troopers assigned to the Rainelle Detachment of the West Virginia State Police arrested Mr. David Clayton White (47 years of age, from Meadow Bridge, West Virginia), Mr. Joshua Emmanuel Redden (26 years of age, from Meadow Bridge, West Virginia), and Mr. Nicholas Michael White (22 years of age, from Danese, West Virginia) for their involvement in burning five vehicles at the Rainelle Detachment on December 15, 2011. Three of the vehicles were part of an ongoing investigation and two of the vehicles were property of the West Virginia State Police.
Each suspect was charged with one count of Arson in the second degree, eight counts of Arson in the third degree, and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony. Additional arrests may be forthcoming.
“The West Virginia State Police has been conducting a review of our facilities management to include leasing contracts. As a part of that review, security measures and technology improvements are also being assessed. This incident serves as a reminder that improvements to our facilities are imperative. The efficiency and effectiveness of the agency as a whole continues to be a priority. I would like to commend the Troopers involved in this investigation and the State Fire Marshal’s Office for their hard work and determination. Additionally, I would like to thank Sheriff Jim Childers of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department for his department’s assistance in handling many of the daily calls for service while our Troopers were focusing on solving this particular case." – Colonel C. R. “Jay” Smithers
- West Virginia State Police Press Release