A local business owner is facing an arson charge after allegedly setting a building on fire in 2008. According to an indictment filed in U.S. District Court June 26, Jeanne Sanborn set fire to her business, The Complete Skin Care Center, causing damage to the building and personal property inside.




The court documents stated the property at 3602 Old Shell Road was maliciously damaged and destroyed, resulting in damage to an eight-function machine and an Aesthera Isolaz machine, which are both used in interstate commerce and for professional skin treatment.

Sanborn was arrested by the Mobile Police Department on Monday and held for safekeeping for the U.S. Marshal Service.

A motion for detention was also filed against Sanborn, citing a flight risk, a risk of obstructing or attempting to obstruct justice, a risk of intimidating or threatening a prospective witness or juror, potentially jeopardizing the safety of another person or the community and for a possible drug offense.

However, in the detention hearing Tuesday, Magistrate Judge William E. Cassidy denied the government’s motion.

Sanborn was released with conditions and her passport was seized. She is currently on bond status, according to U.S. Marshal Deputy Marcus Malone. Jury selection in the case has been scheduled for September 3, 2014.

The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department would not release an incident report in the case, noting the federal jurisdiction.

Sanborn has been listed as registered agent for the skin care center since 2000, according to records.