Lee County man charged in attempt to burn Bishopville City Hall and burning Post Office


COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says they arrested a man accused of burning the Bishopville Post Office Saturday and breaking into Bishopville City Hall and attempting to set it on fire several times.

Officials say 61-year-old Jeffrey Albert Scott was charged with Arson Second Degree, Burglary Second Degree and Malicious Injury to Property.

According to WPDE, Scott is accused of intentionally setting the post office on fire on Main Street.

Bishopville police say this is the second time the post office has been intentionally set on fire since 2017.

Authorities say Scott is being held at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

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