On April 7, Natchitoches Parish Fire District #9 requested the State Fire Marshal’s (SFM) assistance in investigating a mobile home fire located in the 200 block of Gray Road in Coushatta.
After an assessment of the scene, including collecting witness statements, deputies determined the fire was intentionally set.
Through investigative efforts in collaboration with the Natchitoches and Red River Parish Sheriff’s Offices, Prentis Dillan Adams, 22, was identified as a suspect in the case. Adams is a relative of the affected homeowner.
On Friday, April 8, Adams was placed under arrest on one count each of Simple Arson, Criminal Trespass, and Obstruction of Justice. He faces additional charges from another agency.
An additional suspect, Jason Hinson, 35, was taken into custody on Tuesday, April 12, on one count each of Simple Arson and Criminal Trespass. Hinson also faces additional charges from other agencies.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office would like to thank Natchitoches and Red River deputies for their partnership in quickly closing this case.
NPSO CURRENT BOOKING INFORMATION:
CHARGE: 14:63/M DESCRIPTION: CRIMINAL TRESPASS/ All Other Offenses BOND: $0.00
CHARGE: 14:69 DESCRIPTION: ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN THINGS BOND: $31,500.00
CHARGE: 14:52/H DESCRIPTION: SIMPLE ARSON BOND: $0.00
CHARGE: 14:130.1 DESCRIPTION: Obstruction of Justice- Evidence Tampering BOND: $0.00
NPSO-State Fire Marshal
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