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Man charged with arson after SUV set on fire

4 years 9 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, September 26 2019 Sep 26, 2019 September 26, 2019 8:26 AM September 26, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Authorities have arrested a man accused of setting a vehicle on fire earlier this year.

Fire officials say 59-year-old Ellis Gains III was arrested Wednesday for his involvement in a June 15 incident. According to the fire department, Gaines intentionally set a 2007 Yukon on fire that was parked at the corner of Fairfields Avenue and 26th Street.

Gaines was charged with simple arson. His photo wasn't immediately provided.

Records show that Gaines pleaded guilty to simple arson in 2001.

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