Contact: Sergeant Joe Bernhard
Columbia Police Department
Public Relations Unit/Mounted Unit supervisor
MEDIA RELEASE - 12-18-13
COLUMBIA POLICE DETECTIVES MAKE ARREST FOR FIRST DEGREE ARSON
Columbia Police Department detectives have arrested Charles William Drewery, 31, of Columbia, for Arson in the First Degree. The arrest is in reference to the December 1st fire in the 3000 block of Woods Crossing Drive, Case 2013-014278. Drewery set the residence on fire knowing people were inside. Drewery was arrested by detectives at a local area hospital after being released at 10:52 A.M. on 12-18-13. The bond amount is to be set.