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Suspect in Columbia Arson Case Apprehended

A man who was wanted for allegedly setting a house on fire in Columbia this week has been taken into custody by the city’s police department.

57-year-old Michael Masterson McClellan was arrested by the Columbia Police Department and charged with first degree burglary and second degree arson.

Crews with the Columbia-Richland Fire Department responded to the scene of the fire in the Booker Washington Heights neighborhood on the evening of Wednesday, September 29. Firefighters found the home on the 3400 block of Beaumont Avenue completely engulfed in flames when they arrived on scene shortly after 11:15 p.m. The fire was eventually brought under control and extinguished and there were no injuries.

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Police located McClellan Friday afternoon October 1 at a home on Lester Drive where he was apprehended. He will be held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Michael Masterson McClellan