Published Jan. 14, 2021
The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFM) arrested a Saline man for setting fire to his relatives’ RV, leading to two occupants being injured. Jeremie Dewayne Aldy, 43, was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on three counts of Attempted 1st Degree Murder and one count of Aggravated Arson.
Just before 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 10, Natchitoches Fire District #9 responded to the Country Haven Trailer Park, located in the 5700 block of Highway 9 in Saline, for a report of a camper fire with injury. Firefighters located the RV’s three occupants outside; a female occupant had serious burns while a male occupant had cuts from trying to rescue the woman. A third occupant, a female, was unharmed.
The two injured victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment and the SFM was contacted to determine the origin and cause of the fire. Following an assessment of the scene, and collecting witness statements, SFM deputies determined the fire originated on the exterior of the mobile home and was intentionally set. Aldy, who lived in a neighboring camper, was identified as a suspect in the case.
Witness statements reported that Aldy was seen pouring a liquid on the camper’s porch and then lighting the liquid on fire. In an interview with deputies, Aldy confessed to setting the fire. He was then placed under arrest in connection with the case.