SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Police say a student accused of setting an off-campus fire is the only suspect in about 20 fires set on the campus of the University of South Carolina Upstate.
News outlets report 19-year-old Brandon Burt was booked in jail Monday on a charge of third-degree arson.
The Georgia native is accused of setting a dumpster fire at an off-campus apartment complex.
Campus police say Burt is also suspected of setting about 20 fires since February on the university’s campus in Spartanburg.
Burt is a sophomore and student-athlete.
It’s unclear whether he had an attorney who could speak for him.