Press Release from the Hammond Fire Department:
June 29, 2020, City of Hammond, LA – On June 26, 2020, at approximately 1:45 am, the Hammond Fire Department responded to reports of a residential structure fire located at 205 Carter Street. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single story, wood-framed residence with fire coming from the rear of the unoccupied structure. The Hammond Fire Prevention Bureau was called to the scene for suspected arson.
That same afternoon, the Hammond Fire Prevention Bureau in conjunction with the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Hammond Police Department, arrested Steve Oalmann, 44, of Hammond.
Oalmann was charged with Simple Arson, Simple Assault, and Resisting an Officer.