Loudoun County, Va. (July 28, 2014) – Following a lengthy investigation into the November 14, 2012, fire-bombing and arson of the Loudoun County Community Corrections Office, the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office announced that an arrest has been made.
The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office (LC FMO) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive (ATF) served four felony warrants, which consisted of: arson of a building, conspiracy to commit a felony, and 2 counts of a fire bomb used to commit arson. Jonathan Ernesto Godoy, a Maryland resident, was arrested and is currently at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a probation violation. He will continue to be held at the ADC without bond.
On the morning of November 14, 2012, fire department units were dispatched to the Community Corrections Office at 107 Loudoun Street in downtown Leesburg for a structure fire which caused an estimated $200,000 in damage. The fire forced a prolonged relocation of the Community Corrections Office.
Investigators believe that a second Community Corrections fire, five weeks later on December 19, 2012, is related and it continues to be investigated.
The LC FMO wishes to express its gratitude to the ATF for its assistance throughout this investigation, as the agency provided critical assets, staff and resources. The LC FMO also appreciates all the tips the public has brought forward to date. Anyone who has information with regards to these fires should contact the Loudoun County Crimes Solvers at 703-777-1919.