The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Unit arrested William Thomas Hester, a Franklin County resident on February 5, 2017 and charged him with: First Degree Arson and Felony Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury.
The incident is alleged to have occurred on February 5, 2017 at 17 Highland Way, Franklinton. The suspect, William Hester, is alleged to have thrown gasoline on the victim (Adrian Mayo) and set him on fire. Mr. Mayo is currently in the Burn Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Mr. Hester is currently being held in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $503,000 secured bond.
William Thomas Hester
17 Highland Way, Franklinton
Terry M. Wright
Chief of Staff