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Scott Fire Dept: Domestic dispute ends with aggravated arson arrest

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Scott firefighters say a domestic dispute ended in an aggravated arson arrest Wednesday evening. 

Scott Fire Chief Chad Sonnier says that Wednesday evening around 7:00 p.m. crews were called out to a vehicle fire at 304 Rue September in the Cozy Acres Mobile Home Park. 

Upon arrival, firefighters say they made contact with a woman who was seen walking with her two children away from a burning vehicle. The woman reportedly told firefighters that her boyfriend was still at the mobile home and that he attempted to light a vehicle on fire. The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and Arson Unit were called to the scene. 

Sheriff's deputies arrived and quickly apprehended a suspect, 31-year-old Terrance Augustine. According to a press release,  Augustine and his girlfriend were involved in a domestic dispute; at which point the girlfriend entered the vehicle with her two children, in an attempt to leave the residence.

Investigators say Mr. Augustine then retrieved a gasoline can, pouring gasoline on the hood area of the vehicle and lit the vehicle on fire.  The woman and the two children exited the vehicle and left the area on foot, while Mr. Augustine attempted to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters report that the vehicle received minor damage and no injuries were reported.

Augustine was taken into custody by Lafayette deputies and charged with one count of aggravated arson. 

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