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Jennings woman arrested, accused of setting park bathroom on fire

Posted: 2:22 PM, Feb 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-18 15:22:15-05

Jennings Police have arrested a local woman in connection with a fire that damaged a restroom at Lady Bug Park.

Joy Powell
Courtesy Jennings Police

Joy Powell was booked with simple arson in connection with the weekend fire, police say.

With the assistance of the Jennings Fire Department and State Fire Marshals Office it was determined a fire was intentionally started in the men’s bathroom. A trash can inside the bathroom was ignited causing damage to the ceiling and walls in the bathroom. Officers located numerous partially burned toilet paper rolls in the sink, urinal, and toilet.

During the investigation, with the public’s assistance, officers were able to establish Powell as the suspect.

The Jennings Police Department would like to thank the assistance of all agencies and the public for the combined effort.