Taylor arrested for arson in connection with Abril fire

Published 5:35 pm Monday, April 2, 2012

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Charles Taylor, 78, of Columbus in connection with a fire that destroyed the home of Colleen Abril on March 20.

David Charles Taylor

Taylor was arrested and charged with second-degree arson on March 23, according to sheriff’s office reports. He was given a $100,000 bond and is currently being held at the N.C. Department of Corrections.
The fire occurred at 260 Amy Lane in Columbus while no one was home. When firefighters arrived, the house was fully engulfed with no chance of saving it, according to the Columbus Fire Department.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation’s Fire and Arson Investigative unit.
Taylor’s next court date is April 11.

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