Man charged with arson in Summerville fire

March 27, 2022–6:16 p.m.


An arrest has been made in connection with a fire that destroyed a building in downtown Summerville on Friday.

The building on Washington Street was the former site of a flower shop and a tax office before that.

19-year old Jimmy Gowan was arrested after an investigation implicated him as the one who started the fire. 

He is charged with 1st-degree arson, burglary, and criminal damage to property.

Gowan has been banned from several local businesses and was recently arrested for entering an automobile belonging to a Summerville attorney.

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