Man charged with arson in 2 east Louisville house fires

Louisville Metro Police arrested and charged a suspect in connection with two house fires in east Louisville last week. Adam Baxter, 35, was formally charged on Wednesday with two counts of second-degree arson after two homes were set on fire in less than two hours. Baxter was arrested by LMPD officers after finding him walking on River Road near Captain’s Quarters. Officers said when they found him he was naked and wrapped in a blanket he had stolen from a vehicle. They also said he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol during the crimes. On June 7, the Anchorage-Middletown Fire Department responded to a residential fire in the 5200 block of Avish Lane around 9 p.m. When they arrived at the scene, Major Mike Arth described it as heavy fire. Nobody was home at the time. While at the scene in Avish Lane, firefighters then received another call for a fire in the 4100 block of Woodstone Way. No one was home in that residence either. Police reports indicate that Baxter admitted breaking and entering Woodstone Way. He was apparently seen on video at both homes. He is now charged with arson for fires at both addresses. Louisville Metro Arson investigators deemed the incidents suspicious after finding the fires were only about half a mile apart.

Louisville Metro Police arrested and charged a suspect in connection with two house fires in east Louisville last week.

Adam Baxter, 35, was formally charged on Wednesday with two counts of second-degree arson after two homes were set on fire in less than two hours.

Baxter was arrested by LMPD officers after finding him walking on River Road near Captain’s Quarters. Officers said when they found him he was naked and wrapped in a blanket he had stolen from a vehicle.

They also said he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol during the crimes.

On June 7, the Anchorage-Middletown Fire Department responded to a residential fire in the 5200 block of Avish Lane around 9 p.m.

When they arrived on the scene, Major Mike Arth described it as heavy fire. Nobody was home at the time.

While at the scene in Avish Lane, firefighters then received another call for a fire in the 4100 block of Woodstone Way. No one was home in that residence either.

Police reports indicate that Baxter admitted breaking and entering Woodstone Way. He was apparently seen on video at both homes.

He is now charged with arson for fires at both addresses.

Louisville Metro Arson investigators deemed the incidents suspicious after finding the fires were only about half a mile apart.

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