Man to face federal charges for arson at Bishopville Post Office in 2020 and 2017

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (WIS) – Police say they have arrested the man responsible for setting fire to the Bishopville Post Office twice in four years, and trying to set a fire at City Hall.

Exactly how much damage was done to the building, and if any mail was damaged, is not yet known.

Jeffrey Scott, 61, was arrested Saturday and charged with arson second degree, burglary and malicious injury to property.

In his arrest report, officials say Scott faces state charges in relation to an attempted arson at Bishopville City Hall on the same morning of the fire at the post office.

However, in a video posted to Facebook, officers with the Bishopville Police Department confirmed Scott is also the suspect in Saturday’s fire at the post office, and a previous fire at the post office back in January 2017.


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