State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning says a 55-year-old Kaplan, La., man is accused of setting a dozen fires, including one that destroyed the vacant Kaplan Rice Mill.
Browning and Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams say in a news release Felician Joseph Primeaux – known as “Fish” – was booked Saturday on 12 counts of arson at nine buildings in Kaplan.
They say Primeaux’s bond was set at $300,000.
A task force of police and fire officials has been investigating fires that date back to 2007 – mostly at vacant and older unused buildings.
Firefighters put out the most recent early Saturday in a vacant house. Browning says the task force quickly got to work and got evidence leading to Primeaux’s arrest.
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