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Lafayette Arsonist Arrested

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 4:40pm

a lafayette man was arrested for trying to burn down his house, with other family members still inside.

Deputies say twenty-two year old Justin Bartlett got into a fight with family members at their home on Elias G Road, and hit one of them before walking outside.

He then poured gasoline on the house and ignited it, while his unsuspecting family remained inside. damage to the house was minimal and no injuries were reported.

Bartlett is charged with aggravated arson and domestic abuse

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