Man charged with arson after fire at historical Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Aug 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-16 13:19:47-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - A man has been arrested for arson after a fire at the historical Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum in Downtown Suffolk.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel responded to a fire on August 9 at the museum in the 300 block of North Main Street after receiving a call advising of the fire at 8:30 p.m.

When crews arrived they found a trash receptacle, valued at more than $1,000, on fire near the structure, and it was quickly extinguished.

Following an investigation by the Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office, 45-year-old Jacob Dietrich Epp, of Corapeake, NC, was arrested on August 10 for arson.

He is currently being held without bond at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.