Man arrested for allegedly setting another man on fire

By: News 12 Staff
By: News 12 Staff

TISHOMINGO, OK -- A man is behind bars in Johnston County accused of setting another man on fire.

19-year-old Jeffery Shane Griffith is charged with first degree arson.

An affidavit states Francisco Alvarez went to sleep during a party Saturday in the 300 block of South Ohio Street in Tishomingo.

It states he was awakened by his pants leg being on fire.

Court records state that Griffith admitted he had set fire to Alvarez's blanket as a joke.

Alvarez was treated at Mercy Tishomingo Hospital for a serious burn to his left calf.


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