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Fugitive arrested for starting a fire at a Larose residence

Fugitive arrested for starting a fire at a Larose residence

Dexter Owensby, a fugitive who started a fire underneath a Larose residence, has been arrested. Owensby already had four warrants for contempt of court prior to this incident.

During the early morning hours of Saturday, August 1, deputies responded to the 200 block of West 15th Street in Larose in reference to a disturbance involving Owensby who had active warrants for his arrest and was still on scene.

Through investigation at the scene, deputies learned Owensby had started a small fire under a residential trailer using a shirt he had been seen wearing previously that day. The trailer was the residence of one of Owensby's acquaintances, and the fire was extinguished.

Owensby refused to cooperate with the investigation and was placed under arrest for four (4) outstanding warrants for contempt of court. He was additionally charged with aggravated arson of an inhabited dwelling and was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he was booked accordingly.