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Marksville Woman Arrested on Aggravated Arson for Setting Fire to Apartment Unit

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The State Fire Marshal’s Office has arrested a Marksville woman for setting her apartment unit on fire while neighboring units were occupied by seven residents including some who were elderly and disabled.

Posted: Mar 4, 2021 9:13 AM
Updated: Mar 4, 2021 9:14 AM

AVOYELLES PARISH- The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFM) has arrested a Marksville woman for setting her apartment unit on fire while neighboring units were occupied by seven residents including some who were elderly and disabled.
Dorothy Dupuy, 77, was booked into the Avoyelles Parish Prison on one count of Aggravated Arson.
On the morning of March 2, the Marksville Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at an apartment complex located in the 700 block of Cannon Street. Firefighters found damage limited to one unit, which was identified as Dupuy’s. No one was injured.
After an assessment of the scene and collecting witness statements, deputies determined the fire originated on a couch in Dupuy’s unit.
Deputies learned Dupuy had been seen and heard creating a disturbance and threatening the complex management prior to smoke emerging from her unit. Several residents were able to help each other get to safety while a neighbor had to remove Dupuy from her doorway as the fire grew.
Following Dupuy being taken into custody by Marksville Police, she admitted to SFM deputies that she set her couch fire out of anger with the complex’s management over repairs she believed they were responsible for addressing.
Dupuy was then booked in connection with the case.

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