Suspected Arsonist Arrested


Thursday, February 7th 2008, 12:43 pm
By: News On 6


A suspected serial arsonist has been booked into the David L. Moss Correctional Facility.  Fire investigators have been tracking 24-year-old Nyesha Christel for weeks, after someone set several fires near 21st and Garnett in Tulsa.  

Nyesha Christel turned herself in Wednesday evening. Christel faces two charges of third-degree arson in connection to two vehicle fires.  Tulsa Fire Captain Larry Bowles says Christel is also a suspect in several other fires that are under investigation. 

He tells The News On 6 1st degree arson charges could be filed against Christel over her alleged involvement in an apartment fire and a house fire.  Those fires reportedly occurred because of domestic dispute with an ex-boyfried.   Those charges could be filed in federal court.