Arson Suspect Arrested
Lancaster, SC – On 08/02/2013 the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Donald Joseph Wheeler III (W/M DOB: 01/04/1986 Address:3231 Cedar Circle Lancaster) with Burglary 1st Degree and Arson 3rd Degree. The investigation began when deputies were dispatched to 3251 Cedar Circle on 08/01/2013 at approximately 0530 am. Upon arrival deputies found the mobile home engulfed in flames. Upon meeting with the homeowner it was determined that the residence had been burglarized and that the fire had been intentionally started. Damage to the mobile home was estimated at $30,000.
Criminal Investigators and Crime Scene Investigators arrived on scene and began a detailed investigation.
At the conclusion of that investigation, Investigators charged and arrested Wheeler. Approximately 20 firearms and other property stolen from the residence have been located by investigators during the course of the investigation. Wheeler is currently incarcerated at the Lancaster County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.
Sheriff Faile said, “First and foremost I am thankful that no one was injured during this incident. Secondly, I am extremely pleased at how quickly our personnel came together and how well we worked together with other agencies to get this suspect into custody. Job Well Done.”
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