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July 31, 2013

Elderly woman arrested for attempted murder, arson, abuse

LAKE CHARLES, La. —  It was not a leisurely night for one woman.

Ida Meche, 85, was arrested for attempted first degree murder, aggravated arson and domestic abuse battery following  an investigation by the Lake Charles Police Officers.

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at approximately 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the 600 block of Gulf Street in Lake Charles.

Detectives Colby Thompson and Michael Nicosia were called to handle follow up investigation into this matter.  Investigation revealed that a domestic dispute occurred and the suspect allegedly committed battery upon the victim. The suspect then intentionally set the residence on fire.

The victim received non life threatening injuries and refused medical treatment from an ambulance at the scene.

The suspect was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and no bond has been set at this time.


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