Three volunteer firefighters are in custody, accused of intentionally setting 11 fires in Livingston and Holden.
The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s office and Livingston Police said Friday that 17-year-old Adam Church was booked with 11 counts of simple arson, while 18-year-old Colin Davis faces four counts and 18-year-old Thomas Golder faces two.
State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says they’re accused of setting fire to structures, grassy areas, garbage bins and an earth-moving backhoe dating back to Feb. 28, 2010. Browning says the fires caused more than $100,000 in damage.
Davis and Golder were active members of Livingston Parish Fire District No. 6 Volunteer Fire Department; Church had been a junior firefighter until February. Investigators believe they set the fires so they could act as responders as part of those duties.
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