LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - An 85-year-old Lake Charles woman is accused of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated arson and domestic abuse battery, according to a news release from the Lake Charles Police Department.
Ida Meche was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on Tuesday and bonded out Wednesday on $40,000 bond.
Authorities said at around 7:19 p.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Gulf Street in reference to a domestic disturbance.
"The investigation revealed that a domestic dispute occurred and the suspect allegedly committed battery upon the victim," the release states.
Meche is also accused of setting fire to the home.
"The victim received non-life threatening injuries and refused medical treatment from an ambulance at the scene," the release continues.
Authorities said the investigation continues.