Madison Heights man arrested after threatening to burn down home

Eric B. Wright - Courtesy of the Amherst County Sheriff's Office
Eric B. Wright - Courtesy of the Amherst County Sheriff's Office

AMHERST COUNTY (WSLS 10) – A Madison Heights man is facing multiple charges after deputies say he forced his way into a home and threatened to burn the house down with everyone in it.

The incident happened on Wednesday, August 26 at a home along Lynch’s Ferry Road.

The Sheriff’s Office said shortly after midnight the suspect, Eric B. Wright, 24, forced his way into the house, assaulted someone inside and threatened to burn the house down.

This was a continuing domestic situation, deputies said.

Wright was charged with burglary, assault & battery, property damage, and threatening to bomb or burn a residence. He is currently out on bond pending a preliminary hearing.

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