Adam Carriere charged with 10 counts of arson

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Former volunteer fireman Adam Paul Carriere now faces a total of 10 charges of simple arson.

The extent of the charges, ranging from April 2007 to January 2010, were announced Thursday, Jan. 28, during a joint news conference by State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson and State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning in Baton Rouge.

The former Church Point resident was labeled a serial arsonist.

A timeline of Carriere’s offenses was issued during the news conference, as follows:

Arson cases in 2007

Acadia - April 17 –– Hay barn (400 St. Theresa Rd. Richard), set with available combustibles. Carriere had applied to join the Richard VFD but was not accepted at time of fire.

Acadia - May 10 –– Vacant residential (1410 Noah Daigle Rd. Richard), set with newspaper and accelerant.

Carriere had applied to join the Richard VFD but was not accepted at time of thee two fires.

East Baton Rouge - May 2 –– Vacant residential (11620 Plank Rd. Baton Rouge, La.), set with accelerant.

Carriere applied as a volunteer firefighters with the Brownsfield VFD but was not accepted.

Arson cases in 2008

East Baton Rouge – March 24 –– Commercial Structure (7111 Hooper Rd. Baton Rouge), set with newspaper.

East Baton Rouge – March 24 ––Commercial Structure (7111 Hooper Rd., Baton Rouge). Fire in the Shell fuel station was set with newspaper.

Carriere applied for Fire District 6, but was not accepted at the time of these fires in a Shell fuel station.

Arson cases in 2009

East Baton Rouge - August 28 ––Commercial Structure (9315 Foster Rd. Baton Rouge), set with newspaper so Carriere could help fire department extinguish fire in four rental storage units.

St. Landry – October 3 –– Vacant Residential (1300 Noel Rd. Church Point), set with accelerant.

Acadia – October 20 –– Vacant Commercial (2200 Lawtell Hwy. Church Point), set with available combustibles in the former chicken fighting arena.

Carriere was a probational firefighter with the Church Point VFD at time of these fires.

Arson cases in 2010

West Feliciana – January 15 –– Vacant Commercial (1555 Tunica Trace Tunica), set with accelerant in a vacant bar room.

West Feliciana- January 15 –– Vacant Residential (5191 Old Tunica Rd. Tunica), set with available combustibles.

Carriere was a probational firefighter for only three days with the West Feliciana Parish Fire District No. 1 before these two fires.

The estimated lost value of the fires by parish were also announced by the State Fire Marshal’s Office: Acadia’s three fires, $80,000 loss; St. Landry’s one fire, $20,000 loss; East Baton Rouge’s four fires, $170,000 loss; and West Feliciana’s two fires, $125,000 loss. The estimated loss from the ten fires was put at $395,000.

Carriere is currently incarcerated in the West Feliciana Parish Jail under a $150,000 bond. Arrests warrants are also filed in the parishes of Acadia, St. Landry and East Baton Rouge.