A Greenwood man was arrested Wednesday following an arson investigation at Grendel Mill Village residence that endured two fires within four days this week.
Howard Loggins, 46, of 125 Sylvan Road, was charged with third-degree arson and filing a false police report in connection with the incident.
Fire crews doused a structure fire that smoldered through two outhouses at a home in the 200 block of Baldwin Avenue early the morning of Oct. 10. Reports indicated one of the homeowners' car windows was broken out, and investigators deemed that fire to be an arson.
According to a Greenwood police report:
Another structure fire sparked at an outhouse behind the same residence early Sunday morning. Police arrived and found the storage unit completely engulfed. Fire crews were able to extinguish the blaze moments after they arrived. No one was hurt in either of the two fires at the home. While crews were at the scene, one of the residents of the home told a Greenwood Fire Department supervisor this was the second fire at the home in the past four days. GFD officials declared the fire to be suspicious, more than likely caused by an arson, and notified Greenwood investigators about the incident.
City investigators were not immediately available Thursday morning to elaborate on what linked the suspect to the arson.