Eunice arson suspect turns himself in

Posted at 4:26 PM, Jul 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-02 17:26:54-04

A man wanted in connection with a Eunice arson has turned himself in, a spokeswoman for the State Fire Marshal said. 

Daundric Johnson, 25, turned himself to St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s deputies. He was booked and posted bond and was released.

Johnson is accused of setting fire to his former girlfriend’s home last week. 

The Fire Marshal was called in by the Eunice Fire Department after they were called to a rent house on College Road. The fire was set in two places, investigators determined. 

The home was being rented to a female tenant, who had been the tenant for the past year. However, that tenant reported recently breaking up with her boyfriend and telling him as recently as last Friday to come get his things from her residence.  The tenant was not at the home at the time of the fire.

Two witnesses reported seeing someone around the home just before the fire.  Area surveillance video confirmed the witness accounts and led investigators to the identity of a suspect, who is the tenant’s ex-boyfriend.

Johnson was booked with Simple Arson and Criminal Trespassing, a spokeswoman said.