Sumter Fire Department program member charged with arson - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Sumter Fire Department program member charged with arson

Thomas Carson Euten was charged with second degree arson. Thomas Carson Euten was charged with second degree arson.
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A Sumter man who is a member of the Sumter Fire Department's Explorers program was charged with arson Tuesday Jan, 16.

Thomas Carson Euten, 17, is charged with second degree arson for a fire that severely damaged a mobile home Monday afternoon. 

According to the report, Euten was striking matches and throwing them on the ground. A couch that was in the yard beside the mobile home caught fire. The couch fire quickly spread to the home, causing estimated damage of $40,000.

Euten was arrested and taken to the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center in Sumter.

A bond hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the detention center.  

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