POSTED: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 7:30am
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 7:34am
West Carroll Parish, LA — Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said forestry enforcement officers with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) arrested an Oak Grove man for arson Friday, July 13.
Stacy James George, 19, 5877 Highway 2 West, Oak Grove was booked into the West Carroll Parish Jail and charged with one count of simple arson. George is accused of setting a fire, June 29 that burned nearly 600 acres of land near the community of Kilbourne.
Bond is set at $10,000.
The charge carries a 10-year maximum sentence if convicted.
The arrest was the result of a joint investigation by the LDAF and the West Carroll Parish Sheriff’s Office.