A 24-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for setting fire to a bed in an apartment, Baton Rouge fire investigators said.
Jeremy Montreal Scott is accused of setting the fire in an apartment in the 11900 block of Long Ridge Avenue, the Baton Rouge Fire Department said in a report.
The occupant of the apartment extinguished the fire, according to the report. While the blaze was contained in the bedroom, smoke did permeate through the apartment, the report said and fire investigators estimated the damage at $8,000.
The victim told investigators that Scott threatened to kill her and himself, according to the report.
Scott was booked into Parish Prison on a count of aggravated arson. Scott lives in the same complex on Long Ridge Avenue, according to the report.