Vermilion Parish, Louisiana – A Louisiana man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and aggravated arson after allegedly setting his ex-girlfriend’s RV on fire with her inside.
The Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM) has apprehended a man from Kaplan, Louisiana suspected of igniting his former girlfriend’s recreational vehicle while she was still inside.
Hunter Harrington, a 25-year-old from Kaplan, Louisiana, was charged with one count each of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and Aggravated Arson. Furthermore, he also faced extra charges filed by a different agency.
During the early morning hours of August 3, 2023, the Kaplan Fire Department attended to a call regarding a fire in an RV, situated on St. Peter Avenue in the 100 block. Upon arrival, firefighters confirmed the safety of the female occupant who had managed to successfully escape the fire. Following an evaluation of the situation, deputies from SFM deduced that the fire was deliberately started from the outside of the camper.
The inquiry revealed that the victim had been recently subjected to threats from a previous boyfriend, named Harrington. Just prior to the fire, the victim claimed that Harrington appeared at her residence, but she refused him entry. The victim then reported getting a menacing phone call from Harrington, and shortly after, she discovered the exterior of her RV ablaze.
A warrant for Harrington’s arrest was secured and, with help from the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, he was eventually found and arrested.
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.