Atoka man threatens arson, then does it

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ATOKA, OK - An Atoka man is behind bars for setting a house on fire. Atoka police arrested 51-year-old Robert Lee Mitchell for arson and public intoxication.

Investigators say Mitchell admitted to setting a house on fire on the 1200 block of South Montana street last Wednesday. Three people sleeping inside were able to escape without injury.

Officers say Mitchell got into a fight with the occupants earlier that night and threatened to burn the house down.

Mitchell remains in the county jail.

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