ISLETON, Calif. — The second suspect arrested after a July 2022 fire at the historic Moore’s Riverboat Restaurant in Isleton pleaded guilty Tuesday.
The River Delta Fire District says Rolly ‘Brian’ Heath Byrd pleaded guilty to felony arson charges with two years’ state prison time already served and he will have to register as an arsonist.
The fire at Moore’s Riverboat Restaurant happened on July 6, 2022. Early operations on the blaze saved an estimated $4 million in damage to surrounding boats and structures, but the inferno still caused $1 million in damage by destroying the historic restaurant and marina, according to the River Delta Fire District.
The first suspect, Wyatt Tripp, was arrested in October 2022 on suspicion of arson, conspiracy to commit arson and other weapons charges.