On July 31, 2022, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded with Franklinville Fire Department to a residential structural fire on W. Main St. in Franklinville. Deputies received information that a Hispanic male subject in a red shirt, approached the residence with a gas can, and set the residence on fire. Deputies were able to identify the male as, Evelio Pinales. Deputies located the suspect at his residence and he was arrested without incident. Pinales was charged with one count of felony second degree arson. He was issued a $50,000 secured bond with a first appearance set for August 1, 2022, in Randolph County District Court.
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