Incident Summary:

3/13/1986: Brent Paul Braud, Derrick James Jarreau, and Charles Albert Cheshire Jr. failed in their attempts to ignite a fire at the Acadian Women's Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Baton Rouge

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Abortion Related
Name of Entity
Specific Description Acadian Women's Center
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information The perpetrators were also convicted of setting a fire at two Baton Rouge abortion clinics five months earlier (198510270002 and 198510300010).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Abortion extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"2 Indicted in Clinic Bombings," Spokane Chronicle, May 22, 1986.
"Two Plead Guilty in Arson Attempt," The Advocate, April 19, 1986.
"Pastor Disavows Ties To Arson Try," The Advocate, March 15, 1986.