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Florence man charged with arson, larceny

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Kevin Spry (Source: Florence County Detention Center) Kevin Spry (Source: Florence County Detention Center)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) One Florence man is facing arson charges after police say he set fire to a business he had stolen from in an attempt to cover his tracks.

Captain Michael Nunn, spokesman for the Florence County Sheriff's Office, says 35-year-old Kevin Spry was arrested on Monday and charged with petit larceny, malicious injury to personal property and arson.

Investigators allege that Spry and two others cut through a fence in order to steal golf cart batteries from a business on South Irby Street. Spry and his partners in crime then are believed to have torched the business using an accelerant to spark the blaze.

The fire was put out, but several thousand dollars worth of damage were reported.

Spry is being held at the Florence County Detention Center on a $50,000 surety bond.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and additional charges are likely. Investigators ask that anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the sheriff's office at 843-665-2121, ext. 438 or Crime Stoppers of the Pee Dee at 1-866-CRIME-SC.

You do not have to reveal your identity to leave information.

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