Mobile, AL, March 16, 2021—Today, a jury found Tavoris Carlisle GUILTY of Arson 1st and Criminal Trespassing. On 3/29/17, the defendant arrived at the victim’s residence and knocked on the door to gain entry. When the victim did not answer the door the defendant set the victim’s apartment on fire. The victim, her one-year-old child, and her newborn were inside at the time.
The State was represented by Assistant District Attorney McRae Young who stated, “I am happy that justice was served for this young mother and her children. This situation could have been deadly had the responding officers not intervened and put out the fire. I would like to say thank you to the victim who came forward, Captain Odom with the City of Mobile Fire-Rescue for her work on this case, my amazing trial coordinator Courtney, and the rest of the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office for making this verdict possible.”
Sentencing will be held on 4/21/22.