First Responders in New Iberia were called to a residence located in the 25000 block of Admiral Doyle Drive. When they arrived on the scene they were informed that a man, 37-year-old Derek Landry, had locked himself in a bathroom and was refusing to come out.

As deputies attempted to communicate with Landry through the window he lit a pile of clothes on fire. During that time the home was occupied by several people including four children. Deputies and New Iberia firefighters were able to put out the blaze with minimal damage to the property. Landry was taken into custody.

Once in custody Landry was taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation. Following that evaluation, Landry was placed under arrest.  Officials say Landry has been charged with aggravated arson.


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