Livingston man arrested for trailer fire
Press Release from the State Fire Marshal's Office:
LIVINGSTON PARISH (September 29, 2020)- The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFM) has arrested a Livingston man for setting fire to a travel trailer in the neighborhood he lived in.
Jessie Wheat, 53, was arrested on one count of Simple Arson.
In the early morning hours of September 15, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office contacted the SFM to request assistance determining the origin and cause of a travel trailer fire located on Perrilloux Road in Livingston.
After assessing the scene and collecting several witness statements identifying Wheat as a suspect in the case, investigators determined the fire was intentionally set and an arrest warrant for Wheat was obtained.
Following his release from an area medical facility, Wheat was taken into custody.