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Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-280-0694
Media Information Line: 703-324-3000


Lorton Man Charged With Manufacturing Bottle Explosives

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fire investigators charged Joshua Lavontae Gingrich, a 19-year-old, Lorton man, Monday, August 18, 2008. Gingrich is charged with seven counts, manufacture, transport, possession and use of a fire bomb or explosive materials or devices, (Class 5 Felony, Virginia Code § 18.2-85). Gingrich was arrested after detonating seven bottle explosives at a Springfield shopping center, 8094 Rolling Road, August 18, 2008, at approximately 7:40 p.m. There were no injuries.

Gingrich is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.


For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Lieutenant Ral G. Castillo, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711. Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.

Last Modified: Monday, August 29, 2011

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