Leesburg Car Arson Suspect Charged

After a third vehicle was set on fire in an apartment complex parking lot along Fort Evans Road in Leesburg last night, a suspect is in custody.

Luis Antonio Navarrete Quijano

At approximately 2:50 a.m. Jan. 8, fire and rescue crews from Leesburg were dispatched to 36 Fort Evans Road NE where a black Nissan Sentra sedan was engulfed in flames. The fire spread to two adjacent vehicles, resulting in approximately $30,000 in damages.

As a result of a Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office investigation, Luis Antonio Navarrete Quijano, 27, was charged with charged with one count of felony—for setting his own vehicle on fire.

He was held in jail on $2,500 bond.

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office is continuing to investigate two other intentionally-set car fires that occurred in the same apartment complex during the early morning hours of Jan. 3. Those cases appear to be unrelated to the Jan. 8 case, according to the office.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office at 703-737-8600 and ask for a supervisor. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent via text using TIPSUBMIT. Simply text 274637 (CRIMES) and include the code LPDTIP at the beginning of your message.

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