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DeRidder man wanted after driving into ex-wife’s home, setting car on fire

Posted: 9:57 AM, Oct 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-30 10:57:17-04

A DeRidder man is wanted by police after he allegedly drove his vehicle into his ex-wife’s home and attempted to set the house on fire.

DeRidder Police say that 49-year-old Ricky Calloway allegedly drove his Chevrolet Suburban into his ex-wife’s house early on Tuesday morning. Two occupants, hearing the commotion, exited the house. Calloway then backed up his vehicle and attempted to strike the two occupants.

Ricky Calloway
Ricky Calloway courtesy DeRidder Police Department

According to Police, Calloway then parked his vehicle near his ex-wife’s bedroom and poured gasoline all over his vehicle. Calloway allegedly began yelling that everyone was going to die before setting the car on fire.

DeRidder burning suburban
Photo of the scene courtesy DeRidder Police Department

Calloway then fled the scene.

Police say that the fire was quickly extinguished and that no one was injured.

A warrant was issued for Calloway’s arrest on charges of Attempted First-Degree Murder. A bond is set at $350,000. The State Fire Marshall’s Office is aiding in the investigation.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Calloway is asked to call DeRidder Police at 337-462-8911 or Crime Stoppers at 337-462-8918.