EVANGELINE PARISH — A Turkey Creek man has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to his girlfriend's house.
49-year-old Lamar Pete Landry was booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail on one count of Simple Arson.
On the morning hours of July 12, the Evangeline Parish Ward 5 Fire District contacted the State Fire Marshal's Office to assist in determining the origin and cause of a house fire located in the 2200 block of Highway 167 in Turkey Creek. According to the State Fire Marshal's Office, it was determined the fire was intentionally set. Deputies say they learned the owner of the home and Landry were a couple living in the home together.
Statements from witness indicated the pair had allegedly been in an ongoing argument that continued the morning of the fire and involved threats made by Landry. Deputies say that Landry admitted to being the only person at the home leading up to the fire that morning, but would not explain what he did. Landry was allegedly found to have burns on his hands that he could not explain.
Landry was arrested and provided medical care of his injuries before being booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail.