Louisiana Man Arrested in Connection with a Fire that Spread to a Relative’s Occupied Home

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Published November 18, 2022

Louisiana Man Arrested in Connection with a Fire that Spread to a Relative’s Occupied Home

Louisiana – On November 17, 2022, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office announced the arrest of a Ponchatoula, Louisiana man for allegedly setting fire to a mobile home, which spread to the home of a neighboring relative.

On Wednesday, November 16, William Grady, Sr., 45, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on one count of Aggravated Arson.

The Ponchatoula Fire Department responded to a call of a mobile home fire in the 100 block of Canal Street in the evening hours of Saturday, October 15. The fire spread to an occupied residence next door before firemen arrived. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

LASFM deputies obtained information about suspicious circumstances surrounding the fire and Grady’s suspected participation in those events during the inquiry. Grady was reportedly a resident of the home that burned.

Deputies acquired a warrant for Grady’s arrest after considerable investigation. On Wednesday, November 16, he was arrested.
The probe is still ongoing.

Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office is asking anyone with knowledge related to the fire to call their Arson Hotline at 1-844-954-1221 or fill out their online tip form at lasfm.org. LASFM indicated that all data can be shared anonymously.

LASFM wishes to express gratitude to the Ponchatoula Fire Department and the Hammond Fire Prevention Bureau for their support in this matter.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.