Lafayette man booked in Crestlawn Drive arson _lowres

Photo provided by LAFAYETTE PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE -- David Michael Bruce, 41, of Lafayette, was booked March 16, 2015, on a count of simple arson in connection with a Jan. 16, 2015, house fire in the 400 block of Crestlawn Drive.

A Lafayette man was arrested on a count of simple arson Monday after a two-month investigation into a house fire on Crestlawn Drive.

Investigators said David Michael Bruce, 41, set fire to the home in the 400 block of Crestlawn Drive “after a period of strife” with a woman who lived there, said Alton Trahan, Lafayette Fire Department spokesman.

The Jan. 16 fire started in the home’s carport and spread to two cars before firefighters got the blaze under control in about 20 minutes, Trahan said. No one was home at the time.

Bruce remained in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center without bond Monday afternoon, according to booking records. The investigation is ongoing.