Police investigate suspected arson on Addie Street
Published 12:00 am Monday, June 13, 2016
LaGRANGE — Police are still investigating an apparent arson reported early Saturday morning.
LaGrange firefighters responded to 102 Addie St. after a neighbor reported the structure fire about 5:19 a.m., according to LaGrange police. The home was vacant and no one was injured.
One of the neighbors said he earlier heard what sounded like a car door slam and looked outside. He saw a person throw what looked like a torch at 101 Addie St., also a vacant home. The apparent arsonist then got back in the car, which the witness said appeared to be a black Chrysler 300.
Another occupant of the home went outside to look and noticed heavy smoke coming from 102 Addie St. She called police.
The suspected torch failed to burn anything at 101 Addie St. An officer reported a charred area between the front porch and a bush.
The home at 102 Addie St. sustained “major damage,” according to the police report of the incident. Both homes also had graffiti. Police did not disclose this morning whether it may be gang-related.
No suspects had been identified as of this morning.
Anyone with information about this incident were asked to contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.