Anacoco man booked on seven attempted murder charges, arson

VERNON PARISH -- A 32-year-old Anacoco man was booked on seven counts of attempted second-degree murder as well as other charges after authorities say he tried to burn down a home occupied by four adults and three children.
According to Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft, no one was injured.
Craft said James Aubery Moses is accused in the case.
Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in the Anacoco area at around 3:50 a.m. Saturday. Deputies arrived and saw a home within a mobile home park on fire. Deputies and firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze.
Craft said witnesses on the scene advised deputies that Moses and his spouse had an argument earlier and that Moses had made some verbal threats toward people inside the home.
Moses was later located and arrested. Craft said authorities believe he set the fire and fled into a wooded area before returning to his home.
Moses was booked into the Vernon Parish Jail on criminal trespassing, one count of aggravated arson and seven counts of attempted second-degree murder.
Bond has not been set.
Craft said the Louisiana Fire Marshal’s Office is also investigating.
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