Authorities have charged a 36-year-old man with starting a fire in July that damaged a North Myrtle Beach island managed by the university.
Lucas Standridge admitted to starting the July 17 fire on Waties Island, according to a CCU Department of Public Safety incident report. He was arrested by North Myrtle Beach police the day after the fire, which was reported about 11 p.m.
Several photos of the fire were posted on Facebook by North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue. It was visible from Cherry Grove. It’s unclear how much land was burned.
Standridge has been charged with entry on another’s land for various purposes without permission; burning lands of another without consent; and willfully burning lands of another, according to online booking records for the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, where he was still being held on Wednesday.