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.