A Myrtle Beach man was indicted on attempted murder and arson charges in connection with gunshots being fired and a house being set on fire in October, according to authorities.
Randy Lee Martinelli, 37, was indicted on an attempted murder charge and third-degree arson charges, according to Horry County grand jury indictments released Tuesday.
Martinelli remains jailed pending a bond hearing on the charges, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. He also is charged with three other attempted murder charges, but those were not listed in the indictments.
Horry County police were called Oct. 18 for a domestic incident on Grapevine Drive and learned there also was a fire at the location, authorities said. When officers arrived firefighters had put the fire out at the home.
A man in the home said he fired shots at a person suspected of setting the fire, police said.
Investigators later learned that a vehicle that the victim said he shot at matched the description of a truck driven by Martinelli, and that Martinelli matched the description of the person seen running away from the home, according to a police report.
A bottle that smelled of gasoline was found near the home. No one was hurt during the incident. It was unclear how police took Martinelli into custody on Nov. 5.