BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – According to capital area officials, a man who was out on bond for charges unrelated to arson is accused of intentionally setting fire to a home and now faces even more charges.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department says Christian King, 30, was linked to a Saturday, Jan. 14 house fire in the 9400 block of Southmoor Drive. 

According to East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore, King was already facing an aggravated assault with a firearm charge out of New Orleans before the Jan. 14 arson incident.

Moore says King was still wearing an ankle monitor when the Southmoor Drive home was set on fire.

Officials rushed to the scene of the blaze and found the front door in flames. Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames before they spread to the rest of the home. 

Though King is said to have fled the scene of the housefire, Baton Rouge Police took him into custody on other charges. 

King’s most recent charges include violation of protective orders, simple criminal damage to property, and simple arson.

According to Moore, King’s arrest records, which include incidents in both New Orleans and EBR, indicate that he “is a danger to public safety,” and “especially (to) those close to him.”