Man arrested and charged with arson in Lexington County
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man over the weekend after he allegedly set a church bus on fire.
LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man over the weekend after he allegedly set a Convent Baptist Church bus on fire.
Deputies said officers responded on Thursday, Jan. 5, to 787 Convent Baptist Church, in Leesville where they saw burnt remains of a bus.
The bus was completely burned with only the frame left standing, while plastic siding from the church also melted off, according to deputies.
Deputies arrested and charged 36-year-old Justin Eugene Parker Gault in Lexington County over the weekend and charged him with arson.
The bus was valued at $77,000 and damage to the church totaled $15,000.
Gault is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center with a $101,000 cash surety bond.
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