New Orleans Arsonist Sentenced To 168 Months Imprisonment

Published 12:22 pm Thursday, September 30, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Archie Morris, age 43, of New Orleans, was sentenced on September 28, 2021 for five counts of arson, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, 844(i).

According to court documents, Archie Morris used gasoline and Molotov cocktails to start five fires at an occupied apartment in New Orleans, Louisiana.  On or about April 2, 2018, at two different times of the day, Archie Morris started fires at this apartment.  Then on or about April 7, 2018, Archie Morris set fire to this residence at three different times of the day.

U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced Morris to serve 168 months in prison, to be followed by three (3) years of supervised release.  Judge Zainey also imposed a $500 mandatory special assessment fee.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the New Orleans Fire Department, and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria M. Carboni.