Boyfriend Charged In Sunday Morning Apartment Fire

A fire this weekend that damaged two units of a Greenville apartment complex was intentionally set.

Police now have charged the boyfriend of one of the victims with starting that fire.

James Davis of Wilson is charged with one felony count of assault by strangulation and 2nd degree arson after police arrested him for an apartment fire over the weekend.

The fire at College Towne Row Apartments on Evans Street broke out just before 5:00 a.m. Sunday.

According to a Greenville police arrest report alcohol was involved between Davis, his girlfriend and another man inside the apartment before fire crews were called. Everyone did get out safely, but police say damage is estimated at $170,000.

Davis is now in jail under a $76,000 bond.

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Firefighters responded to 1107 Evans Street a building in the College Towne Row Apartment complex in Greenville just before five Sunday morning.

Officials say there were two people in the apartment at the time of the blaze, a man and a woman both in their mid-twenties who managed to escape without injuries.

Of the two apartments in the building on the bottom sustained fire damage, the top apartment is vacant according to Battalion Chief Tony Smart.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.

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