Volunteer firefighter charged with arson
POSTED: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 4:49pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:59pm
A man hired to put out fires is now facing arson charges.
Authorities say 24-year-old Adam Paul Carriere became a volunteer firefighter for the West Feliciana Fire Department three days before he allegedly torched a pair of vacant structures in the Tunica Hills area.
Investigators connected Carriere to Friday's fires after realizing his story just didn't add up.
They say the fires were called in 20 minutes apart.
Carriere was the first person to show up to the second fire but authorities say he got there before all of the other firefighters were even dispatched.