Myrtle Beach police charge three men following fire in the city

troot@thesunnews.comSeptember 30, 2013 

— Myrtle Beach police charged three homeless me in connection with them illegally setting up a campsite and fire in the city along U.S. 501, according to a police report.

John Samuel Evans, 41, Robert Stan Griswold, 61, and Filemon Hernandez-Telles, 63, were each charged with store personal property, camp or set up campsite after an officer saw smoke in the area of Mr. Joe White Avenue and Robert Grissom Parkway about 9:45 p.m. Sunday, police said.

The men were each being held at 8 a.m. Monday on $469 cash bonds at the Myrtle Beach Jail, according to jail records.

The officer reported seeing large flames in the area of U.S. 501 and Executive Avenue and called dispatchers to get firefighters to respond to the area, according to the report. Fire crews extinguished the fire and the officer noted that Evans was next to the fire, watching it.

The men were taken into custody and charge, according to the report. The cause of the fire remained under investigation. No other information was listed in the report.

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