Man Arrested for Arson at Treyburn CC

By | April 16th, 2018

Police and firefighters responded to a blaze at the Durham, N.C., club on April 15, where the tennis building was engulfed in flames. Steven Watts, 18, was charged with arson of a commercial building, breaking and entering and larceny, according to police.

Police have charged a man with setting a fire that engulfed the tennis building at Treyburn Country Club in Durham, N.C., the Associated Press (AP) reported.

A Durham Police news release said officers and firefighters arrived around 4 a.m. on April 15 at Treyburn CC to find the tennis building ablaze. The release said the building “was totally engulfed in flames,” the AP reported.

The tennis complex, separate from the main clubhouse, features a sprawling redwood patio overlooking the courts, according to the Treyburn website. Investigators deemed the fire an arson and used a witness account to identify the suspect. No one was injured, the AP reported.

Steven Watts, 18, was charged with arson of a commercial building, breaking and entering and larceny, according to police.

Treyburn CC is a McConnell Golf property, featuring 220 acres of land with an 18-hole, Tom Fazio-designed golf course, with a recently renovated fitness center, event spaces, tennis courts, 25-meter pool, and four dining venues.

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