Police Make an Arrest in Danville Playground Arson

Danville, VA - A man suspected of intentionally setting fire to playground equipment earlier this month has been arrested.

Tyrus Lashawn Beck was arrested by the Virginia State Police yesterday evening in Halifax, VA. He was transported to Halifax County Adult Detention Center and is currently being held without bond.

ABC 13 reported that the playground fire at GLH Johnson Elementary School in Danville was determined to be arson on September 18.

The investigation in this case is continuing.