8-1-13 Man sentenced to life for fire at police lot

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LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Meadow Bridge man convicted of torching vehicles at a West Virginia State Police barracks has been sentenced to life in prison.

Forty-eight-year-old David Clayton White was convicted on arson, retaliation and conspiracy charges in February. A separate jury later found that White is a habitual criminal, which requires a life sentence.

Media outlets report that White was sentenced Tuesday in Greenbrier County Circuit Court. In addition to the life sentence, White was sentenced to a minimum of more than 40 years on the other charges.

The December 2011 fires at the State Police’s Rainelle detachment destroyed two State Police vehicles and several others that had been seized.

White is among five people who were charged following the fires.

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