UPDATE: Suspect arrested for attempted 1st-degree murder following Edgewood house fire
PINEVILLE, La. (KALB) - The Pineville Police Department arrested a suspected wanted for attempted first-degree murder and aggravated arson following a fire on Edgewood Drive on Tuesday, July 28.
Information provided to News Channel 5 by PPD states that around 2:56 p.m, they received a call about a house fire on Edgewood Drive. Upon arrival, they located an unconscious male victim near the front of the house and a female victim nearby. They were both transported to a hospital while the Pineville Fire Department put out the fire.
As a result of this incident, PPD began looking for Jason Maricle, 39, a white male, 5′8″ weighing 180 pounds, last seen driving a 2003 white Chevrolet pickup. He was wanted for two counts of attempted first-degree murder, one count of aggravated arson and one count of aggravated cruelty to animals.
PPD said Maricle was taken into custody Tuesday night without incident.
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