Man Intentionally Set Fire To Winston-Salem Rescue Mission Store: Police

Police: Employee Set Winston-Salem Thrift Shop Fire

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Police say a man intentionally set fire to a Winston-Salem store that collects donations for those in need. 

Police say Ronald Anthony Houser stole items from and set fire to the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission Thrift Store early Thursday morning. 

The Rescue Mission says most things had smoke damage and cannot be salvaged. 

House was charged with felony burning of a public building, 2 counts of felony burning of personal property, felony breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, larceny by an employee, and safecracking. 

He is in the Forsyth County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond. 



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