Louisiana Man Arrested For Aggravated Arson After Allegedly Setting Fire to a Residence with 5 Occupants Inside
Abbeville, Louisiana – A man from Louisiana has been arrested for aggravated arson after reportedly setting fire to a residence with five occupants inside.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFM) has apprehended an individual from Abbeville, Louisiana on charges of allegedly igniting a fire at a neighboring residence while it contained five occupants, including an infant and a teenager.
The arrested person, identified as Timothy Brown, aged 52, of Abbeville, Louisiana was taken into custody on Monday, June 26, and subsequently booked into Vermilion Parish Jail. Brown is facing one count of Aggravated Arson.
At approximately 12:15 a.m. on the aforementioned date, the Abbeville Fire Department promptly responded to a distress call concerning a mobile home fire situated within the 700 block of Lamar Street. Firefighters were informed that several individuals within the residence had detected the smell of smoke. Upon exiting the mobile home to locate the source, they discovered multiple areas ablaze on the exterior of the property.
Following a meticulous examination of the scene and the gathering of testimonies from witnesses, law enforcement deputies concluded that the fire had been deliberately started.
The resident filed a complaint regarding a recent altercation with Brown, which included a menacing declaration of setting the property ablaze. Subsequently, Abbeville Police apprehended Brown, as the individuals residing in the house witnessed him fleeing the premises during their evacuation. Consequently, he was officially arrested based on a warrant issued in relation to this particular incident.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.