Chapin woman charged with arson, burning land

Wooten-LCSD photo.

A Chapin woman is accused of intentionally setting two fires on the same Lexington County road last week.

Kimberly Carothers Wooten, 55, is charged with second-degree arson and willfully burning lands of another, according to arrest warrants.

“Based on information gathered during our investigation, Wooten set fire to a trash can beside a house in the 2100 block of Island Trail Sept. 17,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Nobody was injured in the fire but the house was damaged.”

Wooten is also charged in connection with a small woods fire Sept. 18 in the 2200 block of Island Trail, according to Koon.

“These cases are part of an open investigation into other fires in the Chapin area,” Koon said.

Koon said anyone with information about other fires can remain anonymous when they share a tip by calling Crimestoppers at 888-Crime-SC, logging onto and clicking on the “Submit a tip” tab, or by downloading the P3 Tips app for their Apple or Android device.

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