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Arrest made in apartment arson case

A resident of an apartment building that was the scene of two fires in as many days is in the Martinsville City Jail without bond after being charged with three counts of arson.

Samone Natalie Pacheco, 20, of Windsor Lane in Martinsville has been charged with arson of a dwelling and two counts of arson of personal property, Martinsville Police Deputy Chief Rob Fincher confirmed Saturday afternoon.

Friday night firefighters returned to the apartment building at the corner of Indian Trail and Windsor Lane in Martinsville to battle a fire that one resident said had been set intentionally.

Martinsville firefighters had extinguished a blaze in that building of eight apartments about 24 hours earlier. On Friday Anderson said the damage from the first fire was estimated to be over $35,000.