Suspect sought for burning down home

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Deputies are on the lookout for a man wanted for vandalizing and burning down a home in Ridgeville.

Richard Marquell Johnson is wanted for third-degree arson and malicious damage to property. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office says that Johnson set fire to a home on Old Galliard Road on Jan. 18. Johnson is also accused of vandalizing the inside of the residence on Jan. 16, causing extensive damage to the home.

Authorities say Johnson has a history of domestic violence and has made numerous comments threatening to harm his wife and her family members along with the property owner.

Johnson should be considered armed and dangerous.

If anyone has information on this suspect you are asked to contact the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office at 843-719-4412.

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