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Two Larose residents arrested for starting trailer fire

Two Larose residents arrested for starting trailer fire

Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Chelsey Lee, 27, and Skye LeBlanc, 29, both of Larose. On the afternoon of Friday, August 14, deputies responded to the 100 block of Ledet Lane in Larose in reference to a fire at a residential trailer, which led to substantial damage in two rooms.

Upon arrival, deputies learned Chelsey Lee lived in the trailer and was inside when the fire started. Deputies then questioned Lee who admitted to starting the fire on purpose. She was arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where she was booked with simple arson of an inhabited dwelling and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bond.

Meanwhile, investigators with the Office of the State Fire Marshal identified a second source of the initial fire at the residence. Through investigation, deputies developed Skye LeBlanc as the second suspect in the arson after learning he was also present inside the trailer when the fire began. LeBlanc was charged with simple arson of an Inhabited dwelling and he was also found to have an active warrant for contempt of court. He was transported to the Detention Center and booked accordingly. His bond was set at $35,000.