I-TEAM: DA wants man held in jail after arson arrest
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore says he is taking steps to keep an arson suspect jailed.
Investigators with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the arson happened on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 14.
According to BRFD, firefighters rushed to a home on Southmoor Drive near Goodwood Boulevard at around 8:30 a.m. When they arrived at the scene, they saw the front door of the home in flames.
Authorities said firefighters were able to put the flames out in about 10 minutes.
Nobody was home at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.
The suspect, Christian King, 30, was arrested by the Baton Rouge Police Department on unrelated warrants, according to officials.
King is facing charges of simple arson, simple criminal damage to property, and violations of protective orders.
A home security camera caught a man dousing a home with liquid from a gas can and eventually lighting a fire. The video shows the flames stretching to the roof. Photos provided by the homeowner show the front door and entryway scorched.
The homeowner identified the man as King.
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A judge will hear arguments on whether King should be granted bail Wednesday.
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