Arrest made after Easley theater fire

EASLEY — A Greenville man was arrested and charged with arson after police say they believe he tried to set fire to an Easley movie theater last Thursday.
Andrew Craig Keisler, 24, of 24 Bruce Road in Greenville, was arrested after police were called to REI Cinemas at 5065 Calhoun Memorial Highway in reference to a fire that was intentionally set.
Police say that after meeting with the theater manager they were told that a man had left the building and headed toward Dalton School Road after they discovered a fire in the janitor’s closet in the business. The manager told police she managed to flag down an off-duty officer and gave a description of the suspect.
The officer apprehended a suspect on Patrick Avenue. The suspect was returned the theater and was identified.
The Easley Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire at the theater.
The fire was intentionally started in a closet on the main floor.
The fire was out on arrival, and there were no injuries.
There was very minimal if any damage to the building. The fire department was on scene for approximately 20 minutes removing smoke and checking the building.
Keisler was charged with being drunk in public and arson.