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Spartanburg Co. Deputy accused of attempted murder in arson case

SPARTANBURG Co., SC (WSPA) - A Spartanburg County Sheriff's Deputy is facing 4 counts of attempted murder and arson for setting fire to a home in Inman on August 23, 2018, according to Sheriff Chuck Wright.

Sheriff Wright says Dylan Bryce Ellis, a detention center employee, set the fire happened on Ridgeville Church Rd. at 4 a.m.

SLED is in charge of the investigation.

The four people in the home survived.

The Sheriff says that he passed all of the required tests, and nothing in his background indicated that he would be capable of something like this.

Sheriff Wright says it appears the motive was related to an ex-girlfriend.

This story is still developing.

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