A Charleston man is facing an arson charge after police said he intentionally caught his house on fire Sunday on the East End.
David Charles Tyler, 29, is charged with first-degree arson and fleeing from an officer on foot, according to a news release from the Charleston Police Department. Tyler also had a warrant for allegedly interfering with city officers.
Police responded to 2 Wade St. on the East End for a structure fire with possible entrapment. No one was found inside the home.
Police received information about Tyler, who lived in the home. Witnesses told police he had made statements in the past weeks about purposely setting the residence on fire, the release said. Tyler was located near Spring Street and was detained. Tyler tried to flee from police but was taken into custody.
In an interview with police, Tyler admitted to intentionally setting his home on fire and walking away, police said.
Tyler is currently being held at South Central Regional Jail on a $10,000 cash only bond.