Virginia Man Linked to Arson, Home Invasion: Court Documents

Antwan Green rented basement of town home that burned

A Virginia man suspected of setting fire to the townhouse where he rented the basement also is suspected in a nearby home invasion just hours earlier, according to court documents.

Two people knocked on the door of a townhouse on Edgemere Circle in Reston Dec. 3 and forced their way in, binding the hands and feet of the 67-year-old woman inside with electrical cords. They took her car but dumped it later.

Police found mail addressed to 35-year-old Antwan Green, of Reston, in the car, according to court documents.

On Dec. 4, just hours after the home invasion, a woman suffered critical injuries jumping from a second-floor window of a burning townhouse.

Court documents point to Green, who was caught on video at a nearby convenience store buying a lighter, charcoal and lighter fluid just before the fire, according to investigators.

Neighbors told News4 Green rented the basement of the townhouse but recently had a falling out with the owner.

A juvenile informant also told police Green was at the home invasion and the fire.

Green hasn't been charged with arson or the home invasion, but he is in custody without bond on several other charges ranging from strangulation to malicious wounding. In Arlington, he faces nine charges after police say he smashed a stolen car into several other vehicles the day he was arrested.

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