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Larose man arrested for attempted aggravated arson, domestic abuse

Larose man arrested for attempted aggravated arson, domestic abuse

A Larose man who was wanted for attempted aggravated arson, domestic abuse battery, and other charges has been arrested. Glenn Wilson Jr., 27, was arrested Friday for warrants stemming from an incident in mid-January.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on January 14, deputies were dispatched to a disturbance at Wilson’s residence on Hwy. 308 in Larose.

When deputies arrived, they heard someone yell to enter the residence from a side door. Deputies noticed a strong odor of gasoline outside and inside the residence. They immediately made contact with a handicapped man who indicated Wilson was one of his caregivers, and they learned Wilson had fled the residence prior to the deputies’ arrival.

Due to the strong odor from the gasoline, the man was removed from the residence.

Investigators from the Office of the State Fire Marshal arrived on scene to investigate possible attempted arson. Meanwhile, deputies learned Wilson had been angry with his wife and the other man, and he attacked both of them. He attempted to strangle the man, and struck his wife multiple times in the head and face while in the presence of children.

At one point, the other man attempted to call 911, but Wilson grabbed the phone and shattered it. Deputies attempted to make contact with Wilson but were unable to locate him at that time. Following the investigation by the Fire Marshal and the Sheriff’s Office, warrants were obtained for Wilson’s arrest.

Then on February 1, deputies made contact with Wilson in the Larose area, where he was placed under arrest per the active warrants. Those included charges for Attempted Aggravated Arson, Cruelty to the Infirmed, Domestic Abuse Battery with Child Endangerment, Simple Criminal Damage to Property, and two counts of Contempt of Court.

He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux. His bond is set at $293,300.