41-Year-Old Louisiana Man Arrested After Allegedly Setting Fire to a Vehicle That Spread to Another Vehicle and Threatened an Occupied Home
Sabine Parish, Louisiana – A 41-year-old Louisiana man has been arrested after allegedly setting fire to a vehicle that spread to another vehicle and threatened an occupied home.
The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office (LASFM) said on April 18, 2023, that it had arrested a Many, Louisiana man for allegedly setting fire to a vehicle, which spread to a second vehicle and endangered a residence in Zwolle, Louisiana, where four people, including three teenagers, were sleeping.
Germany Thomas, 41, of Many, Louisiana, was booked into the Sabine Parish Jail on Wednesday, April 15, on one count of Aggravated Arson.
The North Sabine Fire District responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the 100 block of Ezernack Loop in Zwolle, Louisiana at about 5:45 a.m. on April 15. When firefighters arrived, they discovered two vehicles on fire 15 feet from a mobile home occupied by a family of four.
LASFM deputies found the fire was intentionally started after inspecting the scene, taking witness testimony, and analyzing camera footage.
During the inquiry, deputies discovered that the vehicle owner and her ex-boyfriend, Thomas, had been involved in an ongoing feud that included threats against the victim. Thomas was also a convicted arsonist, according to deputies.
Thomas was identified as the suspect in the case after additional investigation, and an arrest warrant was secured. Thomas was apprehended by the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office later that day.
The LASFM thanked the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this case.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.