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N. Augusta man arrested after house set on fire

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 7:41 PM
Last updated 7:59 PM
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A North Augusta man set his home on fire Wednesday claiming that it’s possessed, according to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report.

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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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AutumnLeaves 04/10/13 - 08:02 pm

First a woman who was living in a house off West Five Notch Road in North Augusta, SC walks up to a neighbor and says that she just set her house on fire and now a man walks up to an officer and claims his house is possessed and that he poured gasoline on his and set it on fire? Is there something extra in the water in North Augusta? Or is there some other type chemical combination involved? I hope this is the last story we hear like this. Once was enough.

CricketSeranade 04/10/13 - 08:33 pm

Sounds more like he may be suffering some sort of mental illness. I hope he gets the help he needs, if that is the case.

Willie Loman
Willie Loman 04/10/13 - 10:59 pm
The phenomenon is moving across the river...

...look what happened in Westlake.

etlinks 04/11/13 - 12:47 am
The water is fine in NA just

The water is fine in NA just nut jobs everywhere and this guy needs about 50 years confinement.

Mattyice08 04/11/13 - 01:28 pm
Have also experienced "phenomena" in that area

Nothing to the effects you see in overblown movies, but I have lived in that area for more than 20 years, and I have experienced a few things that I could not explain. Two of which were observed by others.

Whatever though, not moving any time soon. Wasn't anything "horrific" just peculiar. Nothing that would make me move or definitely not burn the house down.

I passed by that particular house as fireman were trying to put it out yesterday. Wow, never thought the story would take this turn. Wonder what it was this guy experienced or if he is a headcase.

KSL 04/11/13 - 08:10 pm
Sad is not the correct word.

Sick fits it better.

And sick fits what I feel about the number of nut cases our population has been birthing in the last 40 years.

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