York Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in All Nations Church arson
At approximately 5:17 a.m., Thursday, December 23, 2010, deputies responded to a suspicious fire at the All Nations Church located at 360 Hammond Road, Fort Mill, South Carolina. The fire was discovered when area fire departments responded to a fire alarm at the church. The York County Fire Marshall’s Office has deemed the fire to be arson. The York County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in this case.
Through their investigation, deputies identified the suspect as being 43 year-old Fredrick Gordon Hunter IV. Arrest warrants were obtained on Hunter; the investigation determined Hunter to be in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Hunter, with the assistance of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, was arrested on December 30, 2010, without incident. Hunter was at his parent’s residence in Maryland at the time of his arrest.
Hunter did waive extradition and he was been returned to York County; he is currently incarcerated at the York County Detention Center. Hunter has been served with seven felony arrest warrants for 3rd Degree Arson; all warrants stem from the December 23, 2010, arson.
This investigation was a cooperative effort involving several law enforcement agencies including the York County Sheriff’s Office, the York County Fire Marshall’s Office, the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.