A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who tried to burn a Donald Trump billboard adjacent to Interstate 95 in Micro on Christmas Eve.
The fire was reported around 3:25am last Saturday by a newspaper carrier. The fire caused minor damage. An empty lighter fluid can and the remnants of an accelerant were found nearby.
The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday an individual who heard about the arson came forward and has offered a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible. Authorities did not disclose the name of the person who put up the reward money.
Anyone who has any information about the arson is asked to contact the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office at 919-989-5000.
The Johnston County Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting with the case. The NC SBI was also notified about the incident. Photos by John Payne