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

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

(FOX40.COM) — A man pled guilty to setting the Moore Riverboat Restaurant on fire and causing nearly $1M in damages.

On July 6, 2022, the River Delta Fire District along with resources from assisting jurisdictions responded to a commercial structure fire at the historic Moore’s Riverboat Restaurant and Marina in Isleton.

Upon arrival, the officials said the structure was “engulfed with heavy flames.” The loss of Moore’s Riverboat Restaurant and surrounding docks was estimated at $1 million.

A collaborative investigation involving the River Delta Fire District, Cosumnes Fire Department, and the CAL FIRE Office of the State Fire Marshal Arson and Bomb Unit said the cause of the fire was arson.

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office prosecuted Rolly “Brian” Heath Byrd for felony arson who pled guilty to felony arson charges with two years’ state prison time already served. Officials say he is required to register as an arsonist for the rest of his life.

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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.