Parole denied in Opp arson case

Published 6:47 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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The Alabama Pardons and Parole Board denied parole for a local woman convicted of setting fire to an Opp mobile home.

Cori Noelle Lawrence was sentenced in October 2018 to five years in prison for second-degree assault and six years for second-degree arson, along with three years for possession and receipt of a controlled substance, all in Covington County.

She has served only one year, three months of the six-year prison sentence.

According to Star-News’ archives, Lawrence set fire to a trailer in Opp on April 19, 2017. At the scene, firefighters “found that there were two different spots that looked like someone had tired to set fire to the home.”

She was arrested by the state fire marshal’s office.

The Attorney General’s office testified that while in prison, Lawrence has committed multiple disciplinary infractions, including some that are “violent in nature.”