Lafayette woman convicted in Natchitoches arson case

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NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (State Fire Marshal) - This week, the case of a 2012 arson at a Natchitoches Bed & Breakfast business ended with a plea deal in the 10th Judicial District Court.

On Monday, Nancy L. Rogers, 61, of Lafayette, entered a plea of guilty to one count of felony obstruction of justice, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Rogers was arrested on one count of simple arson in June of 2012 in connection with a fire at the Levy-East Bed & Breakfast, located in the 300 block of Jefferson Street in Natchitoches. The blaze caused more than $500,000 in damage to the unoccupied building and was determined to have been intentionally set.

The three-month long, multi-agency investigation, which included witness statements and evidence placing Rogers at the scene around the time of the fire, led to Rogers’ arrest.

The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office prosecuted the case. Rogers is scheduled for sentencing in February 2019.