BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge Fire Department has identified the suspect who set fire to a local hotel last night.
On May 13, the fire department responded to the Woodspring Suites Hotel on North Harrell’s Ferry Road. The Baton Rouge Police Department told the fire department they were called due to a fire in a hotel room.
The fire department says the room had trash burning on a stovetop with the knobs removed. It was learned that the room was occupied by the suspect, Lorenzo Coleman. He fled the scene on foot. The fire was determined to be intentionally set without the permission of the owner and classified as aggravated arson.
Investigators were notified that Coleman tried to return back to the hotel and took him into custody. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Coleman also has a warrant out of Washington.