A 19-year-old Muldrow man was charged January 8 in Sequoyah County District Court with one count of arson-fourth degree and one count of endangering human life during arson, both of which are felonies.
Jhonathan [sic] White, 19, of Muldrow was charged on Jan. 8 after a Muldrow police officer received information from sources including a juvenile who allegedly stated that he and Jhonathan White burned down an unoccupied residence located at 105 S.W. 5th Street inside Muldrow City limits on November 24, 2018. The confession was made on a witnessed and recorded Facetime chat.
At the time of the fire there was no electricity or utilities at the residence. According to the original fire report, four firefighters responded to the fire but the house was fully engulfed and a total loss.
White had previously admitte in a written/recorded statement to setting the structure on fire commonly known as Sherry Mart Store in Muldrow at 608 W. Shawntel Smith Blvd. but had denied knowledge of the S.W. 5th Street fire.
The arson charge is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 or imprisonment for up to 10 years, or both. The charge of endangering human life is punishable by imprisonment for not less than 7 years.
White is on Judge Waters' felony disposition docket for February 20.
KXMX News Staff
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