class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-42932″ src=”http://klax-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ronald_bonicard_mug.jpg” alt=”ronald_bonicard_mug” width=”163″ height=”225″ />A Dry Prong man is accused of arson after a fire broke out on Valentine’s Day on Gator Hole Road in Grant Parish.
State forestry investigators say 50-year-old Ronald Bonicard burned a pile of debris and purposefully let it spread to adjacent land, which then burned a home.
“A pilot in our forestry division was patrolling the area and witnessed someone setting the fire. Our pilots patrol the state daily looking for suspicious activity. Using the information provided by the pilot, the State Fire Marshal’s Office assisted us in identifying Bonicard,” said LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.
According to LA.R.S. 14:52 B, whoever commits the crime of simple arson, where the damage done amounts to five hundred dollars or more, shall be fined not more than fifteen thousand dollars and imprisoned at hard labor for not less than two years nor more than fifteen years.
KLAX ABC 31 News 3/3/15