Man to Serve 4 Years after Pleading Guilty to Arson - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Man to Serve 4 Years after Pleading Guilty to Arson

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A man who admitted to setting a Charlottesville home on fire will spend a total of four years in prison.

A Charlottesville Circuit Court judge sentenced Chancey Ramsey to 20 years behind bars with 16 years suspended. He pleaded guilty to arson in March.

Ramsey offered a tearful apology after a family member detailed the troubled relationship with his mother.

Investigators say Ramsey argued with his mother before setting the fire at their home along Monticello Road in August. Everything inside the home was destroyed, but no one was hurt.

Ramsey will also spend three years on supervised probation and 20 years on good behavior following his release. 

He also must have substance abuse and mental health evaluations and follow through with any recommended treatment.

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