Man pleads guilty to arson after fire at Moore’s Riverboat Restaurant in Isleton

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

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.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.