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Pearl River man arrested for arson by State Fire Marshal

Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019 | Views: 2608

Pearl River man arrested for arson by State Fire Marshal

From the State Fire Marshal

ST. TAMMANY PARISH (June 7, 2019)- A Pearl River man has been arrested for setting fire to his mother’s manufactured home.

Alex Provost, 36, was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on Thursday, June 6, on one count each of Simple Arson and Flight from an Officer.

In the evening hours of May 4th, St. Tammany Fire District 7 responded to a manufactured house fire located in the 69000 block of Industrial Pitt Road in Pearl River.

After assessing the scene and collecting witness statements, State Fire Marshal deputies determined the fire was intentionally set and identified Provost as a suspect in the case.

Following continued investigative efforts, an arrest warrant was obtained for Provost and he was located by SFM deputies on June 6. However, Provost fled on foot. After an extensive search, Provost was apprehended with the assistance of the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office.

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