Arson reported on Voeglin Ave.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Times-Journal City Editor

Police reported arson at the home of Daniel Miles, when an unknown number of assailants threw a glass beer bottle filled with gasoline at the house.

Miles, of 1517 Voeglin Ave., declined to comment on the incident.

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“These folks (are) still acting up,” he said.

Monday, at about 10:30 p.m., the incident was reported to Selma Police and the Selma Fire Department.

The flames damaged the rear wall of the building, reports said. After the fire was extinguished, the remains of a broken bottle were found.

Selma Police Chief Robert Green said the incident was under investigation.

There is a possibility it is related to a shootout that occurred last week on Bienville St. Green said the police are investigating but so far no connection

between the two has been made.

“I haven’t been able to substantiate that,” he said.

The incident Green referred to happened around 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Three local teen-agers, two unidentified juveniles and 19-year-old Christopher Harold, allegedly had an argument with another unidentified 15-year-old, while driving down Bienville Street.

Green said the department believed the four youths were arguing about one’s cousin.

The 15-year-old suspect was walking down the street when the others approached in a white van. During the argument, the 15-year-old allegedly pulled a gun and began shooting into the van. All three occupants of the van were injured, but only two were transported to the hospital.

A 15-year-old was listed in stable condition after being shot in the back. A 16-year-old was shot in the chin, treated and released.

Green said other charges may result from the shooting.

Attempts to contact officials at the Selma Fire Department were unsuccessful.

Green said the police had a suspect in the incident and may make an arrest soon.