Ada Teenager arrested for starting house fire

By: Ashley Park Email
By: Ashley Park Email

ADA, OK -- A 15-year-old was arrested after starting a house fire in Ada Tuesday morning.

According to the Pontotoc County District Attorney’s office, the teenager was arrested Tuesday for attempted murder, First Degree Arson, and Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, after admitting to setting a house on fire knowing one person was inside the home.

The affidavit states the teenager had been planning the fire for about a month, and had consulted with other people to come up with the idea. The teenager admitted to lighting multiple fires in the front porch, garage, and in the back of the house.

The teenager is being held at the juvenile holding facility at the Pontotoc County Justice Center.

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