FREEPORT - Police announced the arrest of 49-year-old Loventino Cassadean this evening in connection with a house fire that left one person dead this morning in Freeport.
Fire officials say the flames broke out at around 6 a.m. at the home at 119 Craig Ave.
Neighbors say the renter of the home, Cassadean, was seen walking away from the house after the fire started. Friends of Cassadean?s wife, 21-year-old Felicia Cassadean, fear she was the victim of the fatal fire.
The couple had been renting the home since January. A friend of Felicia says the couple's marriage was troubled and that Loventino had threatened her.
Sources tell News 12 Long Island that firefighters responding to the scene smelled an accelerant in the air, but the cause of the fire and the identity of the victim remain under investigation.To watch extended Chopper 12 footage from the scene, go to News 12 Extra on Optimum TV Channel 612.