Man faces murder charge in fatal Raleigh County fire

SOPHIA (AP) — A Raleigh County man faces first-degree murder and arson charges in connection with a fire that killed another man.

Thirty-six-year-old Carl Cox is being held at the Southern Regional Jail on $500,000 bond.

West Virginia State Police tell media outlets that Cox is accused of setting a fire that occurred late Sunday night at a mobile home in Soak Creek near Sophia. The mobile home’s resident, 56-year-old David Davis, was killed.

Fire officials say two firefighters suffered minor injuries and another emergency responder was treated for smoke inhalation.

Troopers arrested Cox on Monday.

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