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Tallulah man admits to arson after being arrested for murder

TALLULAH — The suspect now in custody and charged with the murder of a Tallulah woman this week, is also charged with setting fire to a home with people inside.

According to the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office, Curtis Carroll, of Tallulah, confessed to setting fire to a home on East Washington Street in Tallulah on July 18.

“In the late evening hours of July 18, the Tallulah Fire Department requested the assistance of the State Fire Marshal’s Office with determining the origin and cause of a house fire located in the 600 block of East Washington Street,” State Fire Marshal’s Office Public Affairs Director Ashley Rodrique said. “After an assessment of the scene, deputies determined the back wall of the home was set on fire. Four people were inside at the time the fire was set.”

Rodrique said the case had remained under investigation until Carroll confessed to the fire when he was arrested Wednesday in connection to the murder of Pamela Oliver.

The East Washinton Street home, Carroll confessed to burning was also Oliver’s home.

Carroll is currently being held at the Madison Parish Jail.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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