ADOC: Elmore inmate admits to setting fire at prison chapel

Officials say Noah White admitted to setting a fire at the Elmore Correctional Facility chapel.
Officials say Noah White admitted to setting a fire at the Elmore Correctional Facility chapel.(Source: Holtville-Slapout Fire & Rescue / ADOC)
Published: Jan. 11, 2023 at 3:18 PM EST
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ELMORE, Ala. (WSFA) - The Alabama Department of Corrections says extensive damage to the Elmore Correctional Facility chapel was the result of an inmate setting an early morning fire.

While investigating a report of contraband, officials said an officer noticed the fire and saw inmate Noah White, 38, exiting the building. He was apprehended and admitted to setting the fire, according to ADOC officials.

White was convicted of multiple crimes out of Chambers County in 2010. State prison records show he is serving a 100-year prison term for several counts of attempted murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied building.

Multiple fire departments responded to the scene shortly before 5 a.m. Wednesday. No injuries were reported.

The ADOC Law Enforcement Services Division is leading the investigation with assistance from the state’s fire marshal’s office.

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