Multiple agencies help apprehend arson suspect


East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – 34-year-old Emmanuel George Smith is facing multiple charges relating to an arson fire on July 22.

The arson fire took place at 3535 Topeka St. and the home is considered a total loss.

Image courtesy of Baton Rouge Fire Department

Smith was apprehended with the help of these agencies:

  • Baton Rouge Fire Investigators
  • Louisiana State Police Fugitive Task Force
  • Attorney General’s Office
  • Baton Rouge Police Department SRT

Smith is currently in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

The 34-year-old man is charged with:

  • 1 Count Simple Arson
  • 1 Count Terrorizing
  • 1 Count Home Invasion
  • 1 Count Domestic Battery

There is no bail set for Emmanuel George Smith.

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