Saucier, Mississippi Man Faces Trial in Home Fire

A Harrison County grand jury has indicted a Saucier man on an arson charge alleging he set fire to his estranged wife's home.

James Thomas Lago, 43, is accused in the March 7 fire that left a mobile home unlivable. The home was leased in his wife's name, according to the Harrison County Sheriff's Department.

Investigators have said the fire was the result of a domestic dispute. The mobile home was in the 21300 block of Old Highway 49.

Deputies issued a warrant for Lago's arrest two days after the fire. A couple of weeks later, they received a tip he was staying at a home in Pass Christian.

Arson investigators with the Sheriff's Department and the state fire marshal's office agreed that the fire was not an accident.

Lago is charged with first-degree arson.

A trial date has not been set.

Lago is out of jail on $25,000 bond.

Distributed by the Associated Press