McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

July 4, 2014

Brown allegedly burns house to ground

Parker Perry
Staff Writer

McALESTER —  A McAlester man was charged Wednesday for allegedly burning down a house in which his aunt lived.

Douglas Brown, 54, was charged with arson in the second degree after allegedly burning down a house at 4059 East Adamson Road.

According to an affidavit written by sheriff’s deputy Johnny Jenkins, when the deputy arrived at the residence there was “nothing but ashes.” The affidavit accuses  Brown of burning the house because he did not want the homeless setting up refuge in the home.

An information sheet from the Pittsburg County Court’s Clerk office states that the house belonged to Patsy Marie Godosky.

The affidavit alleges that Brown was drinking alcohol the night of the alleged arson.  

Brown could serve up to 25 years in prison and be forced to pay a $20,000 fine if convicted.    

Contact Parker Perry at pperry@mcalesternews.com