A man and woman suspected of breaking into the home of a prominent Louisiana politician and starting a fire there last week were arrested in Tuscaloosa Wednesday afternoon, police have confirmed.

Stephanie Taylor, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said officers in the region have been on the lookout of a maroon Jeep Cherokee that investigators believe was involved in a burglary and fire at the home of Louisiana's Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser in Plaquemine's Parish last week.

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On Wednesday afternoon, evening shift officers received a tip that the Jeep may have been in the area of Beauty Mark near the Walmart SuperCenter on Tuscaloosa's Skyland Boulevard.

TPD officers responded to the area just before 3 p.m Wednesday and took a man and a woman into custody.

Both were booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where they are awaiting extradition to Louisiana to face charges of burglary and arson.

The suspects are Robert Kelly and Angela Goodfellow, who are both 43-year-old residents of Slidell, Louisiana.

Last week, the couple, who are reportedly in a dating relationship, allegedly broke into Nungesser’s home in Plaquemines Parish stole thousands of dollars of sports
memorabilia, rare coins and other collectibles before setting the house on fire.

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