YEMASSEE, SC (WCSC) - Two Yemassee men are facing charges in connection with fires in the area that occurred in March, July and September, according to SLED.
Christopher Lamont Williams, 22, and Dominique Jarell Thompson, 21, were each charged with conspiracy, third degree burglary and third degree arson in connection with a March 22 mobile home fire on Hacklous Road, court records state. The pair was also charged with conspiracy and third degree arson in a July 15 fire in a building on Point South Drive, and Williams was charged with third degree arson and third degree burglary in a Sept. 6 motel fire on Point South Drive, records state.
All charges are felonies, according to SLED spokesman Thom Berry. The charge of third degree arson carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison upon conviction. Third degree burglary carries a possible penalty of up to five years in prison. If convicted on conspiracy charges, the men could face a penalty of up to five years in prison or a fine of up to $5,000 per count.
SLED investigated the cases at the request of the Hampton and Jasper County Sheriff's Offices, Berry said.
Williams and Thompson were booked at the Hampton County Detention Center, records state.