7/16/2014 12:40 PM
by Rebecca Turco
BLUEFIELD - A Virginia man was
arrested following a reported domestic dispute that ended in a fire in Mercer
Corporal J. D. Vance with the
Bluefield Police Department said Caleb Jordan Merritt, 18, of North Tazewell is
charged with domestic battery and first-degree arson. Vance said around 7:30
p.m. Tuesday, Merritt was in an altercation with his ex-girlfriend and set some
of her belongings on fire inside an apartment at Tiffany Manor on Hill Avenue.
No one was hurt and the apartment
received mostly smoke damage.
Merritt was arraigned Tuesday night
and is out on bail, according to Vance. The incident remains under