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Rayne man arrested for setting fire to vehicles at Crowley tow storage yard

Courtesy Louisiana State Fire Marshal
Posted at 2:28 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 17:04:44-04

Police have arrested a Rayne man for setting fire to a vehicle being kept at a Crowley tow storage yard in October. The fire spread to seven other vehicles, according to police.

Guy Foreman, 39, was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on October 30 on one count of Simple Arson and one count of Unauthorized Entry of a Place of Business.

In the late evenings hours of October 25, Acadia Parish Fire District 11 requested the assistance of the State Fire Marshal's Office in determining the origin and cause of several vehicle fires inside a tow storage yard located in the 1500 block of Crowley Rayne Highway in Crowley.

Deputies determined the fire began with one vehicle and spread to surrounding vehicles. It was also discovered that several of the vehicles were missing parts.

Through a follow-up investigation, Foreman was identified as a suspect and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Once in custody, Foreman admitted to deputies that the fire started as he was taking parts from the vehicles without permission.

Additional charges are possible.