Baton Rouge Pastor Booked In Arson Case
ZACHARY, La. (AP) — Two women, including the pastor of an East Baton Rouge church, have been arrested in connection with a house fire.
State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says that 49-year-old Bridgett Barnes Steib was booked into the parish prison on one count each of simple arson and arson with intent to defraud.
Steib is a pastor at The Ministry of Love Church in Baton Rouge.
Forty-two-year-old Lucille Barnes Brown has been charged with simple arson in connection with the case.
The arrests came following a July 9 fire at Steib's house. Browning said Wednesday the fire happened not long after a new insurance policy was taken out on the home.
A news release from Browning said more arrests are possible.