St. Tammany man wanted for an arson fire in Slidell arrested in St. Bernard Parish

Posted: September 14th, 2015 | Filed under: News Releases

IMG_7385A St. Tammany Parish man wanted for an arson fire at a Slidell apartment complex was arrested Monday evening in St. Bernard Parish.

A tip phoned in to the Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest just before 5 p.m. of David Rutledge, 58, and he faces 10 counts of attempted murder as well as arson charges, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Rutledge was arrested outside a residence in the 4400 block of Genie Street in Meraux by agents of the Special Investigations Division.

The arson fire occurred in late August.

Rutledge will be held as a fugitive until returned to St. Tammany Parish for prosecution.