Livingston man allegedly doused his mother in gasoline, tried to set her on fire
LIVINGSTON - A man is charged with attempted murder after officials say he tried to set his mother on fire inside their home.
The state fire marshal's office announced the arrest of Jacobi Smith, 29, on Thursday. The agency said the charges stemmed from an argument Tuesday between Smith and his mother inside a trailer home on Union Landing Road in Livingston Parish.
Smith allegedly lit a fire inside the home during the confrontation. The fire marshal's office said when Smith's mother tried to put the flames out, he poured gasoline on her in an apparent attempt to set her on fire.
Officials said she was able to escape the home unharmed and called for help.
Smith was booked Thursday on charges of attempted murder and aggravated arson.
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