Arrest made in local arson case

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East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Avery Wells is under arrest in connection with a fire that took place on Wednesday, March 18.

Wells was apprehended on Tuesday, May 26 and is facing one count of Aggravated Arson.

BRFD says, “Wells is accused of intentionally setting a house on fire at 4231 Provost St.”

At the time of the fire there were ten people living in the residence.

The structure sustained around $70,000 in damages.

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