Sep 24, 2012 11:30 PM by katc

Lafayette Woman Arrested for Arson in Natchitoches Parish

NATCHITOCHES, LA.- State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning released information today relating to an arrest made in an arson fire which occurred on June 19, 2012, at the Levy-East Bed & Breakfast, 358 Jefferson St. in Natchitoches, LA.

Investigators determined the fire, which caused damage in excess of one-half million dollars to the unoccupied building, was intentionally set. A multi-agency investigation involving the Louisiana State Police, the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office, and the State Fire Marshal's Office ensued.

During the three month long investigation, investigators learned that 55-year-old Nancy L. Rogers of Lafayette, was seen at the home hours before the fire was set. Based on evidence and information collected, investigators were able to obtain a search warrant for Rogers' home in Lafayette. As a result of the evidence gathered during the investigation, a warrant for Rogers' arrest was secured.

Today, investigators arrested Rogers at her home in Lafayette without incident. She was booked into the Lafayette Parish Jail for one count of simple arson. She is being held with no bond.



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