BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Two men were arrested in connection with an arson fire in the 16000 block of Hamilton Ave.
28-year-old Darius Collar and 21-year-old Leon Wilson were apprehended on Thursday, May 6.
BRFD believes that Collar and Wilson are connected to “a vehicle fire that took place on January 7.”
The 20-year-olds are facing these charges:
- One count of Simple Arson
Leon Wilson :
- Principle to Arson with the intent to Defraud
Wilson owned the vehicle involved in this arson fire.
The 21-year-old “was having vehicle troubles and asked Darius to burn it so he could make an insurance claim,” according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.