Sentenced for one count of arson-first degree as a habitual offender
Andrea Lakena Price, 38, pled guilty to one count of Arson-First Degree as a Habitual Offender on July 30, 2021 and was sentenced on September 3, 2021 by Judge Kathy King Jackson to twenty years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections to serve day for day and restitution to the victim.
The Moss Point Police Department and the Moss Point Fire Department investigated this case.
Price was prosecuted as a habitual offender due to her previous convictions for the crimes of kidnapping, grand larceny, and receiving stolen property.
District Attorney Angel Myers McIlrath stated: “Causing someone’s home to burn down is an extremely callous, reckless and dangerous act. This Defendant has repeatedly demonstrated her disregard for the law and value of people’s lives and their property. This 20-year sentence, as a habitual offender, will go a long way in protecting the people in our community.”
Assistant District Attorney Shon Ellerby stated: “This Defendant has earned the day for day sentence imposed by the Court. This home had been in the victim’s family for generations and contained not only her personal property, but lifelong memories. While this sentence cannot restore the loss of her family home, I hope the Court’s judgment will continue the process of healing for everyone affected.”
Assistant District Attorneys Shon Ellerby and Michael Dykes prosecuted the case.