Police: Man set string of fires

EASLEY — An Easley man faces multiple charges in connection with a string of fires set near his home over the weekend.

8-13 Page 1A.inddAccording to warrants, police believe Thomas Wayne Stinson, 23, of 200 South 2nd St., set fire to four buildings in the early morning hours Sunday.

Police said the fires were set at 206 South 2nd St., 503 South 2nd St., 207 West 2nd Ave. and 530 S. Pendleton St.

The buildings included two vacant homes, an outbuilding filled with a family’s keepsakes and a garage.

Police found Stinson less than 100 yards from one of the scenes and arrested him.

Stinson was charged with four counts of arson, four counts of second-degree burglary and giving false information. He is being held at the Pickens County Detention Center without bond.