Fire Marshal Seeks Arson Threat Suspect

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office is seeking help in finding the suspect in a Dec. 17 threat to set a Leesburg home on fire.

The agency has obtained an arrest warrant for Oscar Jovany “Ghost” Melendez, but has not taken him into custody.

Melendez is 27-year-old, 5 feet, seven inches tall and weighs 185 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He may wear glasses.

Loudoun County court records show the Ashburn man pleaded guilty to drug and trespassing charges in 2014 and this week a capias was issued for a probation violation.

Anyone with information regarding this fire incident should call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-8477 or email

Oscar Jovany “Ghost” Melendez

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