Reston, VA

A Herndon man faces multiple felony charges in connection with an early morning fire that happened at a home in Franklin Farms last week.

Fairfax County Police arrested and charged Rogerio Ribeiro, 52, with arson and setting fire to damage another’s property.

When police officers arrived at the scene, they spotted Ribeiro attempting to leave in a car at around 4 a.m. outside the home (13500 block of Coates Lane), which was engulfed in flames. The Herndon resident attempted to thwart police by pointing a gun at officers.

Ribeiro was arrested after a struggle with police officers. He is being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

After further investigation, police also charged Ribeiro with aggravated malicious wounding, cruelty to animals and two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer.

One person was treated for injuries at a local hospital and an injured dog remains under the care of a veterinarian.

Photo via Fairfax County Police Department

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