Police will not file criminal charges in connection to a fire that destroyed the Broken Spur Rib & Steakhouse earlier this month.
The Murrells Inlet eatery caught fire early in the morning. Restaurant owner Don Crownover was initially listed as a suspect in an arson investigation.
The Georgetown Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday that it did not plan to file charges after a two-week investigation. Evidence did not support a charge of arson, according to the office.
According to a police report shortly after the May 1 blaze, a fire investigator told a deputy he spoke to the owner, who said he stopped by the restaurant about two hours before the fire and turned on some lights, the report states.
An employee at a nearby business told investigators that a vehicle was spotted in the Broken Spur parking lot about 20 minutes before the fire, according to the report.
Surveillance video showed a vehicle similar to the restaurant's owners leaving the lot about three minutes before the fire, according to the report.