N. Augusta man arrested after house set on fire


A North Augusta man set his home on fire Wednesday claiming that it’s possessed, according to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report.

Officers responded to the house fire at 1005 Thurmond Street around 11:20 a.m. A man told an officer that the owner of the home had walked up to him and said “That house is possessed. I poured a gallon of gasoline on it and set it on fire,” according to the report.

Shortly after, 29-year-old Donald Allen Ginn, was found walking near the intersection of Austin and Weston streets. An officer “asked Mr. Ginn if he knew why he was being stopped to which he replied his house was on fire,” the report stated.

Ginn was arrested and charged with third degree arson and taken to the Aiken County Detention Center.



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