2 charged with starting fire outside Newport News Airport

19-year-old Eric David Carroll and 24-year-old Roderick Cody Johnson

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Two young men were arrested after they allegedly started a fire outside the Newport News Airport.

Police arrested 19-year-old Eric David Carroll and 24-year-old Roderick Cody Johnson and charged them with starting a malicious fire.

Newport News Airport Police and Fire responded to a reported wooded area fire on airport property, Dec. 11. When Airport Police arrived they detained Carroll and Johnson. Police say one of them claimed he was responsible for burning a bundle of copper wire.

However, the incident was investigated and both men were charged.

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