Man arrested for setting wooden crosses on fire outside Eastside Missionary Baptist Church

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Tyhier Lasan Grant, 28, of Charleston, is charged with one count of Arson 3rd Degree and one count of Malicious Injury to a Place of Worship. (Charleston County Detention Center booking photo)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A man was arrested for allegedly setting wooden crosses on fire outside a downtown church.

The vandalism happened on October 23rd at Eastside Missionary Baptist Church on Meeting Street.

According to the Charleston Police Department, an officer patrolling the area observed a wooden cross on fire in front of the church around 4:20 a.m.

Charleston Fire Department responded and extinguished the small fire. Detectives and crime scene technicians investigated the incident.

Tyhier Lasan Grant, 28, of Charleston, is charged with one count of 3rd-degree arson and an additional count of malicious injury to a place of worship.

No injuries were reported.

The incident is being investigated. Anyone with relevant information is asked to call (843) 743-7200 and ask for an on-duty central detective.

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