Monroe Man Accused Of Trying To Burn Down House
MONROE, La. (AP) — A 44-year-old Monroe man has been booked with aggravated arson.
The News-Star reports a warrant was filed Aug. 3 for Dewayne Wilhite's arrest in connection with a house fire that occurred July 28.
The warrant stated the house was valued at $20,000 and the estimated cost of the damage was valued at around $6,000.
According to the warrant, the owner of the house told investigators he had an altercation with Wilhite about 10 minutes before the fire started.
The homeowner told investigators he asked Wilhite to leave, and Wilhite then threatened to burn his house.
Wilhite was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center on Monday. Bond was set at $25,000.
It was not immediately known whether Wilhite has an attorney.