Florence man charged with arson following verbal dispute

Florence man charged with arson following verbal dispute

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – The Florence Police Department arrested a man after he set a fire at a family member's residence.

According to Lieutenant Mike Brandt, Willie Haynesworth, 48, of Florence, was charged with second-degree arson following a disagreement with a family member. Haynesworth made threats and left the family member's house. Later, a fire was discovered on the side of the house.

The Florence Fire Department extinguished the fire.

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