Two people were arrested after a suspicious fire Tuesday night in Berkeley County.
Jessie James Jennings, 28, of Bucknell Drive in North Charleston and Lea Renae Miller, 26, whose address was not reported, were charged with trespassing, negligently allowing a fire to damage land or property of another and public disorderly conduct, according to Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dan Moon.
Investigators believe the two were staying in an empty building on Myers Road near St. James Avenue when it caught on fire about 9 p.m., Moon said. The empty house or garage was destroyed, according to photos tweeted from the scene.
A resident flagged down a patrol car and said that a man and woman seen leaving the scene of the fire were at bingo parlor on College Park Road, according to the incident report.
A deputy found Jennings in a bathroom and took him out into the parking lot, where he became loud and boisterous and interrupted a bingo game, according to the report.
Jennings and Miller were being held in the Berkeley County Jail on Wednesday.
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