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Man accused of using gasoline-filled bottle to start house fire in Lexington County

An Orangeburg County man is accused of using a water bottle filled with gasoline to set fire to a Pelion home Saturday.

Tracy Lynn Stogner, 56, is charged with five counts of attempted murder, second-degree arson, stalking, and using a destructive device, according to arrest warrants.

Stogner

“Based on evidence deputies documented at the scene and witness interviews, Stogner lit and tossed a water bottle containing gasoline through a window into a home on Pelion Road early Saturday morning,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Stogner started a fire and it resulted in significant property damage to the home.”

Stogner, a resident of Springfield, followed one of the victims to her home from a nearby store, according to Koon. Deputies said Stogner had a previous relationship with the woman.

“Stogner had left the scene before we got there,” Koon said. “We tracked him down later Saturday and arrested him without incident.”

Stogner is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.