PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) -- The U.S. Marshals Service has joined the search for a person of interest in a Petersburg fire that killed four people.
Media outlets report that the Marshals Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of 47-year-old Alexander Roosevelt Hill Jr.
Hill was scheduled to be tried Wednesday in Petersburg Circuit Court on a charge of making a telephone death threat last December to a relative of the fire's victims.
Petersburg Commonwealth's Attorney Cassandra Conover tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1l6cNfd ) that the judge issued an arrest warrant for Hill after he failed to appear for his trial.
The fire occurred April 19. Police say the victims were three women and a young boy.
Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com
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