Berkeley County arson suspect surrenders to authorities

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A man suspected of setting home to a fire in Berkeley County has turned himself over to authorities.

Richard Marquell Johnson surrendered to deputies on Thursday.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office say that Johnson was wanted for third-degree arson and malicious damage to property.

According to investigators, Johnson intentionally set the fire at a Ridgeville home off Old Galliard Road.

Johnson is also accused of going to the home and vandalizing the inside  two days before the fire.

Investigators say the suspect has a history of domestic violence.

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