- Associated Press - Sunday, April 26, 2015

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 21-year-old man charged with setting two fires along the Grand Strand is likely responsible for dozens of fires around Murrells Inlet and Garden City Beach the past two years.

Horry County Police said Ryan Casiere was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with fires set in the trash bin near a bar and at a home under construction.

Arrest warrants also connect Casiere to dozens of other arson cases with fires set in a grocery store bathroom and a mattress store along with several trash bins and in the beds of pickup trucks. The fires started in late 2012.

Authorities say Casiere remains in jail. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.

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