SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Workplace officers mentioned a person admitted to setting hearth to vacant motel Tuesday.
In keeping with the sheriff’s workplace’s report, a deputy noticed a heavy quantity of smoke within the space of the Spartanburg Motor Lodge and responded to the scene.
Sheriff’s Workplace officers mentioned Environmental Enforcement officers had been on the scene earlier Tuesday and located two folks on the property.
One particular person was taken to jail on warrants and the opposite particular person, recognized as Chris Talbert, was launched from the scene.
An investigation led deputies to establish Talbert as a suspect within the hearth.
Sheriff’s Workplace officers mentioned Talbert later confessed to deliberately setting the hearth on the motor lodge out of anger, following his encounter with an Environmental Enforcement officer Tuesday morning.
He was charged with third-degree arson and two counts of trespassing.
Talbert had been trespassed from the property, situated at 800 Charisma Drive, since Aug. 8, 2020.
In keeping with the report, the motor lodge has been deemed uninhabitable by the county.