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.