Man accused of setting fire to house with children inside


POSTED: Friday, January 13, 2012 - 3:40pm

UPDATED: Friday, January 13, 2012 - 6:14pm

Baker Police arrested a man accused of setting fire to a residence, placing the lives of his own minor children in danger.

Detectives apprehended Bobby Lee Tircuit, 24, of Baker. Tircuit is accused of setting fire to a residence on Whitehead Street in Baker where his ex-girlfriend two children were staying.

Authorities linked Tircuit to the incident and learned that he had threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend and set fire to the residence.

Tircuit’s reason for setting fire to the residence was because he had discovered that his ex-girlfriend and their two children were seen in the company of another man.

Tircuit was booked into the East Baton Rouge parish prison with three counts of Aggravated Arson and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

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