On the afternoon of January 12, 2003 officers of the Thibodaux Police Department along with the Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department responded to 1110 Narrow Street in reference to the report of a home on fire.
Upon arrival, the rear section of the home was seen to be fully involved. Witnesses stated that they did see a person known to them as Louis Steven Jackson of 118 Back St. in Thibodaux, LA and age 50 walking away from the home at the time of the fire.
Officers were able to locate Mr. Jackson a short time later where he was taken into custody and brought to Thibodaux Police Department for questioning.
Officers were then able to request and receive a warrant for Mr. Jackson’s arrest and he was subsequently booked on the charge of Simple Arson with a bond set in the amount of $10,000.00.
The home, later found to be abandoned, suffered severe damage to the rear section.