Bedford Co. Arson Suspect to Undergo Evaluation

Darrell Orange

Bedford, VA -A Bedford County man prosecutors call a serial arsonist will undergo another psychiatric evaluation.

Darrell Orange was found competent to stand trial in one arson case, but is now accused in a second.

His trial was postponed Tuesday, and the judge ordered a second evaluation.

Commonwealth's Attorney Randy Krantz says if Orange is found competent a second time, the cases can be tried together in June.

The second case involves a fire at Orange's mother's home in Thaxton last May. Prosecutors say Orange set the fire while on probation for burning a cross.