July 19, 2022

Man Arrested For Setting Fire to Camper Trailer in Natchez

Nicole Kral

Natchez police have arrested a man on aggravated assault charges after an intentional fire destroyed a camper trailer.

Police responded to the camper’s location on Maplewood Lane just before 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 18.

Authorities report that the fire also damaged a residential structure, where two people were sleeping.

Police said Matthew Blount, who had been asked to leave the property early Monday morning, was identified as the suspect.

Blount is currently being held on three counts of aggravated assault (manifesting extreme indifferent to human life).

No fatalities have been reported.

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