Investigators are searching for a 29-year-old man who’s suspected of burning down a house in Houma this week, authorities said.
Deputies and members of the Houma Fire Department were called out around 5:30 a.m. to a house fire on Garth Drive in the Ashland North subdivision Tuesday, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
With help from the State Fire Marshal’s Office, investigators determined the blaze had been set intentionally, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Although no injuries were reported, the fire destroyed a family’s residence and personal property, leaving them homeless, authorities said.
Following an investigation, detectives developed Deondre Paul Anthony Brown as a suspect, authorities said. A warrant has since been issued for his arrest.
The suspect, who’s known to frequent the Houma area, Gray and other local communities, is now wanted in connection to the arson investigation, authorities said.
Authorities are asking anyone with information on Brown’s location to call the Sheriff’s Office at 876-2500.
Residents can also leave an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip at 1-800-743-7433 or online at or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips mobile application.
Some tips could lead to a cash reward.