Suspect charged with Aggravated Arson for New Year’s fire

The Houma Police Department along with the Houma Fire Department responded to a residential fire in the 400 block of Richmond Avenue on January 1, 2020, at approximately 11:30 p.m. Upon arrival the fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported.

Further investigation revealed that the fire had been intentionally set within the home by Perry Landry, 56. Landry was a resident at the home, along with five other family members. Landry was taken into custody and transported to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex where he was booked with five counts of Aggravated Arson.