Lafayette Man Facing Arson Charges For Second Time In Two Years
A 24-year-old Lafayette man already facing trial for the arson of an Elias Road home in June 2012 is facing another arson charge for setting fire to the same home early Monday morning.
According to Lafayette fire investigator Alton Trahan, firefighters from five different cities responded to the fire shortly after midnight Monday morning, where they found flames coming from the roof of the home.
It took firefighters 30 minutes to get the fire under control, Trahan said, and the home and a vehicle were destroyed.
Investigators determined Justin Bartlett was involved in some type of domestic dispute with his father, and shortly after that argument, the fire started, Trahan said.
Bartlett was arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on charges of aggravated arson, Trahan said.
KATC-TV 3 reported Monday morning that Bartlett was charged with the arson fire of the same home on June 15, 2012. He allegedly got into an argument with his mother and then poured gasoline around the outside of the home before setting it on fire, the television station reported.
Bartlett will go to trial on the 2012 arson charge on Jan. 21, 2014.
- Documents: Alleged arsonist set same house on fire in 2012 / KATC-TV 3
- Father-son dispute leads to house fire, arson arrest / The Advertiser