85-year-old woman accused of attempted murder, domestic abuse, arson

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 1:42pm

An 85-year-old woman was arrested for attempted murder, domestic abuse and arson following an incident at a home in Lake Charles.

Police responded on Tuesday, July 30 to a call for a domestic dispute at a home located in the 600 block of Gulf Street. When they arrived on scene, they learned that the suspect was an elderly woman.

Officials say Ida Meche committed battery on the victim, who sustained non life threatening injuries. She is also accused of setting fire to the home following the physical abuse.

Meche was arrested and charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder, Aggravated Arson, and Domestic Abuse. She was booked into the Calcasieu Parish Prison. Her bond was set at $40,000.


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