New Mexico Men Accused in Arson, Insurance Fraud Case

October 18, 2019

Two men from San Juan County, N.M., are accused of committing arson and insurance fraud while allegedly setting up another man to take the fall.

County sheriff’s officials say 54-year-old Patrick Roller and 46-year-old Louis Lawrence allegedly worked together to set a pickup truck on fire and collect insurance money.

Roller is accused of felony counts of false insurance application and solicitation to commit arson and a misdemeanor count of making a false police report.

A criminal complaint shows Lawrence is accused of a felony counts arson, conspiracy to commit arson and tampering with evidence plus a misdemeanor count of illegal dumping.

It’s unclear if either man has a lawyer yet.

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