Jennings man charged with aggravated arson, burglary - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jennings man charged with aggravated arson, burglary

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A Jennings man was arrested on Thursday and is facing aggravated arson and burglary charges after he admitted to trying to cause a possible fire at the home of his ex-wife.

Mark Anthony Spitzer, 47, was arrested and placed in the Jennings City Jail with no bond.

The arrest comes after an investigation by police at a residence on North Louise Street.

The owner of the home - Spitzer's former wife - came home from work and smelled natural gas in the residence. She escaped the home, and phoned the police and fire departments.

They both responded, and after entering the home, they found that a gas line had been tampered with and broken, thus spewing gas into the home. They also found that an igniter switch on the stove was left on, which could have caused a fire or an explosion.

The owner of the home told investigators about several problems she was having with her ex-husband. That led investigators to locate and question Spitzer. During questioning, he admitted to burglarizing the residence and opening the gas line to possibly cause the residence to burn.

Copyright 2009 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • BREAKING

    Congressman: Bayou Bridge Pipeline approved

    Congressman: Bayou Bridge Pipeline approved

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:43 PM EST2017-12-16 03:43:58 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Army Corps of Engineers plans to issue the necessary permits for the Bayou Bridge pipeline, according to a news release from the office of Congressman Clay Higgins. The news release said Colonel Michael Clancy, of the Army Corps of Engineers, announced Thursday that the New Orleans District has concluded its environmental assessment and will issue necessary permits to Bayou Bridge Pipeline, LLC. Higgins office says the pipeline is a $750 million investment that is estimated...

    More >>

    The Army Corps of Engineers plans to issue the necessary permits for the Bayou Bridge pipeline, according to a news release from the office of Congressman Clay Higgins. The news release said Colonel Michael Clancy, of the Army Corps of Engineers, announced Thursday that the New Orleans District has concluded its environmental assessment and will issue necessary permits to Bayou Bridge Pipeline, LLC. Higgins office says the pipeline is a $750 million investment that is estimated...

    More >>
  • Daigle attorneys seek trial delay and different parish for change of venue

    Daigle attorneys seek trial delay and different parish for change of venue

    Friday, December 15 2017 8:40 PM EST2017-12-16 01:40:13 GMT

    Defense attorneys for Kevin Daigle were in state court on Friday asking for his trial to be delayed again and that the judge choose a different place to pick a jury. Daigle also was in court. He's accused of first-degree murder of State Trooper Steven Vincent in 2015.

    More >>

    Defense attorneys for Kevin Daigle were in state court on Friday asking for his trial to be delayed again and that the judge choose a different place to pick a jury. Daigle also was in court. He's accused of first-degree murder of State Trooper Steven Vincent in 2015.

    More >>
  • Tips for combating viruses during the winter

    Tips for combating viruses during the winter

    Friday, December 15 2017 7:53 PM EST2017-12-16 00:53:58 GMT

    If many of your co-workers weren't in the office recently, it's no coincidence. Many of us in Southwest Louisiana have fallen victim to a number of viruses floating around. 

    More >>

    If many of your co-workers weren't in the office recently, it's no coincidence. Many of us in Southwest Louisiana have fallen victim to a number of viruses floating around. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly