2nd Degree Arson from Wednesday Fire

A home fire allegedly set last Wednesday was cited in an arrest Friday. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office charged 36-year-old Joel Lee Edwards of 24766 Highway 76 East, Clinton with Arson 2nd Degree.

The, warrant citing an investigation of Deputy McLain, states that on September 6th Edwards maliciously set fire to the kitchen of a dwelling owned by the victim.

With a cash or surety bond set at $50,000, Joel Lee Edwards remained in the Laurens County Detention Center this morning. He was also served with a Bench Warrant from Family Court.