Man charged with fire that destroy building


By Sarah Willets - [email protected]



PEMBROKE — The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man with setting fire to three buildings in Pembroke, and is now investigating a fire set at his home.

Jordan Revels Jr. was charged on Wednesday with setting a fire the day before that destroyed one building at 2264 Philadelphus Road and damaged two others, the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

No one was injured during that fire as the homeowner was at a different home nearby, the statement said.

Prospect and Pembroke fire departments were on the scene for more than three hours. The Robeson County Fire Marshal and the Sheriff’s Office investigated.

The destroyed building was valued at $3,600 and its contents at $15,444. The other two building had not been valued Friday morning.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Revels lives on Truth Drive, which is near the burned buildings. He was arrested Tuesday on outstanding warrants before being charged with felony burning personal property and burning other buildings. The outstanding warrants are for allegedly assaulting the victim of the fire, the Sheriff’s Office said.

While Revels was in the Robeson County Detention Center, the home where he had been staying was set on fire, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Anyone with information on that fire is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 910-671-3100.

By Sarah Willets

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Sarah Willets can be reached at 910-816-1974 or on Twitter @Sarah_Willets.

Sarah Willets can be reached at 910-816-1974 or on Twitter @Sarah_Willets.

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