Man arrested for setting fire to grandmother's shed

Man arrested for setting fire to grandmother's shed

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office has arrested a man who set fire to his grandmother's shed back in July.

30-year-old Kentrell Ross is accused of setting fire to his grandmother's shed while she and her other two grandchildren were inside their home.

Police say on July 31st, Ross' grandmother was awaken by a noise. When she went outside to investigate, she found her shed close to her house on fire. She then grabbed her two grandchildren inside of the house and attempted to leave in her car. That is when Ross stepped behind her car. When she asked him to move he told her she could not leave because she had a flat tire. The grandmother still managed to drive away.

Ross' grandmother told police that she had kicked him out of her home the week before the incident for stealing from her and because she did not trust him in her house.

A warrant was issued for Ross' arrest on August 25th.

Ross was arrested yesterday and taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where he was booked for arson.

He is currently being held on $30,000 bond.

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