Two charged in fire case

Published 12:18 am Friday, March 25, 2011

On Feb. 10 at approximately 3:56 p.m., the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fire at 458 Robersonville Road, Washington.

Fortino Ramirez Garcia

The Clark’s Neck and Old Ford volunteer fire departments responded to the scene and discovered an abandoned camper trailer fully engulfed in flames. After extinguishing the fire, firefighters requested a deputy to respond to the scene because of the suspicious nature of the fire.

As the result of an investigation, Investigator Rob Voliva obtained a warrant charging Fortino Ramirez Garcia, 16, of Hudson Drive, Washington, with one count of felony breaking and entering and one count of burning personal property. Garcia was arrested by the sheriff’s office Wednesday and held in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $2,000 secured bond.

A juvenile was charged by a juvenile petition with the same offenses for his involvement.