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Logan Bertrand

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Carlos Juan Flores

Two arrested for Eunice trailer fire

From the State Fire Marshal's Office
Two men have been arrested for setting fire to a neighboring mobile home located in the trailer park they live in.
Logan Bertrand, 21, and Carlos Juan Flores, 18, were booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail for one count each of Simple Arson and Criminal Trespass.
In the morning hours of August 13, the Eunice Fire Department requested the assistance of the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFM) to assist in determining the origin and cause of a trailer fire located in the 1000 block of North 2nd Street.

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A fire Sunday morning at this residence at 140 College Road in Eunice resulted in the death of a 2-year-old girl. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Investigation continues into fatal fire

Louisiana State Fire Marshal investigators are continuing to look into a fire Sunday morning that claimed the life of 2-year-old Sa’mya Leblanc.
Brant Thompson, deputy state fire marshal, said some details about the fire are not being released.
According to Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs, the fire at 140 College Road was reported at 4:40 a.m.
By about 6:30 a.m. the fire marshal’s office took over the investigation.
Thompson said a father, Curtis Leblanc, the mother and four children were in the house when it caught fire.

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Corey Darnell Jones

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Firefighters load air packs to continue battling a fire at 141 S. Aymond St., Eunice, Tuesday afternoon. State Fire Marshal investigators have ruled the fire an arson and burglary. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice man accused of torching house to cover burglary

A 40-year-old Eunice man, Corey Darnell Jones, faces multiple charges in connection with the burglary and arson of a residence at 141 S. Aymond St., Eunice, on Tuesday.
Jones is accused of forcibly entering a side door of the residence, stealing three firearms and then setting the house on fire before leaving, according to Brant Thompson, chief deputy state fire marshal.
Jones, of the 100 block of Linton Lane, Eunice, is charged with simple arson, simple burglary, theft of firearms, criminal trespass, obstruction of justice and aggravated cruelty to animals.

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Corey Jones

Eunice man arrested in burglary, arson Tuesday

Corey Jones, 40, of Eunice, has been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s burglary and arson at 141 South Aymond St. in Eunice, according to Brant Thompson, chief deputy state fire marshal.
Jones was captured on a home security system and Eunice Police detectives quickly identified him, Thompson said.
Jones is charged with simple arson, simple burglary, theft of firearms, criminal trespass, obstruction of justice and aggravated cruelty to animals.
A family pet is believed to have died as the result of the fire and three firearms were stolen, Thompson said.

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Acadian Ambulance medic Lyla Trahan, left, and Eunice Police Detective Robert Brickley attempt to revive Lil’ Dude rescued from a fire on South Aymond Street Tuesday. The dog died, but had the full attention of his rescue team, which also included medic Matthew Lege and Eunice Police Officer Buddy Dupre. The fire is being investigated as an burglary-arson event. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

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Acadian Ambulance medic Matthew Lege carries a dog out of a house fire at 141 S. Aymond St., Eunice, on Tuesday afternoon. Medics and police attempted to revive the dog, which was still alive when pulled from the smoky house. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

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Firefighters replenish their air packs as they combat a fire at 141 South Aymond Tuesday afternoon. The fire is being investigated as a burglary turned arson event. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Arson, burglary discovered

A house fire at 141 South Aymond is being investigated as a burglary turned into an arson, according to Brandt Thompson, state Fire Marshal deputy chief.
The fire was reported at 1:39 p.m. Tuesday and by 3:59 Fire Chief Mike Arnold was contacted that it was possible arson and burglary.
There was no one home at the time fire.
The house was occupied by Richard “Keith” Deaville, his wife, Carlene, and daughter, Courtney.

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