- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A 33-year-old Raceland man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to arson in a fire that destroyed three homes last summer in Gheens.

The Daily Comet reports Treiston Pierron pleaded guilty to three counts of simple arson for the house fires. He also pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated arson for lighting a paper wick at the Lafourche Parish jail Dec. 26 and handing the wick to another inmate, who allegedly set some paper and a blanket on fire.

The district attorney’s office says surveillance video captured the jail incident.

Pierron was set for trial this week.

He faced up to 15 years in prison on the simple arson charges and up to 20 years for the aggravated arson charge.

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Information from: Daily Comet, https://www.dailycomet.com

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