Woman arrested after confessing to starting house fire
BATON ROUGE – Police arrested a woman after she confessed to setting a home on fire.
On Thursday around 10:30 a.m. a house fire was reported in the 700 block of East Buchanan Street. The fire was processed by investigators and the cause was determined to be arson. According to the arrest report, 34-year-old Lucretia Johnson told her roommate that she was going to burn the house down earlier in the day because she had been drinking and was upset.
Johnson was later pulled over by State Police on Sunday and voluntarily confessed to starting the house fire. She was transported and charged with simple arson.