JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, La. - State Fire Marshal's Office (SFM), in conjunction with the Travis County Sheriff's Office in Austin, Texas, arrested two Austin residents for setting a vehicle on fire in Jennings back in August.
On November 9, Darain Anderson, 47, and Emmanuelle Jusino, 43, were booked into the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail on one count each of Simple Arson and Criminal Conspiracy, according to an SFM spokesperson.
In the early morning hours of August 19, the Jennings Fire Department requested the assistance of the SFM to determine the origin and cause of a vehicle fire located in the 4000 block of Shirley Drive.
Following an assessment of the scene, SFM deputies, in collaboration with the Jennings Fire Department, determined the fire was intentionally set.
With the partnership of the Jennings Police Department, witness statements and evidence obtained at and around the scene led deputies to identify Anderson and Jusino as suspects in the case, along with 38-year-old Austin resident Bradford Edwards, according to the spokesperson.
Warrants for all three were obtained, and on October 14, SFM deputies were informed by the Travis County Sheriff's Office that Jusino had been taken into custody. On November 5, Travis County S.O. notified SFM investigators that Anderson had been taken into custody. Both signed extradition waivers and were transported to the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail.
Bradford Edwards is still wanted in connection with this case. Anyone with information about Edwards' whereabouts is asked to contact our Arson Hotline at 1-844-954-1221 or share the information through our online tip form found at lasfm.org.
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