Arson arrest made

A Ruston man was arrested Tuesday after an arson investigation by Ruston Police. 

Two complaints were reported to RPD on May 12—an arson report and a damage to property. Jordan A. Bartlett, 21, of Ruston was identified as the suspect in both incidents. 

On Tuesday Bartlett was interviewed at Ruston Police Department. He reportedly admitted he sprayed hand sanitizer on a vehicle and set it on fire. He also said he punctured the tire of the same vehicle with a kitchen knife. Bartlett said he had been drinking and did not have any malicious intent when he committed the acts.

Bartlett was arrested, transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, and booked for simple arson and simple criminal damage to property. 

Bail was set at $6,500.

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