Tulsa Man Charged With Arson In String Of Fires


Friday, June 9th 2017, 1:09 pm
By: News On 6


A Tulsa man who was arrested last week was charged Friday with several counts of arson in connection with a string of fires in west Tulsa.

6/2/2017 Related Story: Tulsa Man Arrested For Second-Degree Arson

Christopher Charles Smith, 37, is accused of setting fire to at least four vacant houses near Charles Page Boulevard and 65th West Avenue. Those houses, a church, a truck and a dumpster were set on fire between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 1 a.m. Thursday, June 1.

Smith's arrest report states he bragged to witnesses about the fires, saying he used a lighter and dropped drug paraphernalia in front of one house. 

Smith was charged with four counts of second-degree arson and two counts of malicious injury or destruction of property, according to Tulsa County District Court records.

6/1/2017 Related Story: Tulsa Church, Other Sites Hit By Suspected Arsonist

Smith remains in the Tulsa County Jail and is being held on $81,000 bail.