Three arrested for arson for Hartsville church fire

Sheriff Tony Chavis has announced the arrest of three suspects for the fire that severely damaged the Bible Baptist Church on Robinson View Dr. in the Hartsville area of Darlington County.

“I am thankful for the continued hard work and dedicated service of Investigator Freddie Davis who has ensured that the people responsible for this disturbing act are brought to justice,” stated Sheriff Tony Chavis. “Also, I would like to thank the Darlington County Fire District, the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole
and Pardon Services, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division for their assistance.”

Christa Makayla Hopkins, 22, of Darlington, Timothy Westley Mclain, 30, of McBee, and Justin Kyle Acuff,
24, of Hartsville, have been charged with arson, second degree and burglary, second degree, by Sheriff’s
Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Division.


Author: mrollins

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