POSTED: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 2:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 12:04pm
Baton Rouge, La — UPDATE: Paul Triplett turned himself in to authories on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
ORIGINAL: Baton Rouge Fire Department Fire Investigators are asking for help in locating Paul Triplett, 31, (approx 6'2", 240 lbs, medium complexion, short hair and light beard) and Quinteria Sanders, 21, (approx 5'7" slender build, dark complexion with long hair).
These two persons are being sought in connection with arson fires and theft that occurred at Walmart Supercenter, 3132 College Drive and Walmart Supercenter, 2171 O'Neal Lane at approximately 8:50 and 9:05 (respectively) on Sautrday morning.
Each fire was noticed by a Walmart employee who initiated emergency protocol to evacuate the building. Employees were also able to extinguish the fires which were started in the Home Living sections of each store. There were no reported injuries. Damages associated with the damaged property and loss of business is estimated at approximately $11,000 for each store as well.
Anyone with information as to the location of Paul Triplett and/or Quinteria Sanders is asked to contact CrimeStoppers (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message. You can also call fire investigators at (225) 354-1419 or (225) 389-2053.