UPDATE: Lafayette Man Charged In Double Homicide, Fire In Cade
A suspect is in police custody for an apparent double homicide at the Rosepine Mobile Home Community in Cade.
St. Francisville Police arrested 31-year-old Derrick Ross Siner, of Lafayette, for a host of charges including aggravated arson and two counts of first degree murder.in the double homicide that occurred Saturday night on La. 92 north of La. 182.
SIner was arrested after he crashed a stolen vehicle in West Feliciana Parish around 6:30 Saturday night.
St. Francisville policce charged him with reckless operation, aggravated flight from an officer and illegal possession of stolen things over $500.
State Fire Marshal's Brant Thompson reported firefighters discovered the two victim's bodies in a burning mobile home Saturday.
Investigators determined the fire was set intentionally when they found evidence of an ignitable liquid. A handgun was also found and on scene.
Thompson said the victims, 68-year-old Adeline Etienne and her daughter, 30-year-old Jamie James, were found with "obvious signs of blunt force trauma." Autopsies are scheduled to be performed Monday morning.
Witnesses told investigators with the fire marshal's office, and the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, that they heard loud noises coming from the home. When they investigated, they saw a male suspect, identified as Derrick Siner, leave the scene in James' vehicle.
Investigators determined Siner then ditched that vehicle and stole a Chevrolet Tahoe which he crashed into the Vermilion River, near the Surrey Street bridge.
He then comandeered a Chevrolet Impala that he crashed at approximately 6 p.m. near St. Francisville following a high-speed pursuit.
SIner will be extradited back to St. Martin Parish.