Arson Suspect Arrested Following Multiple Fires in NW OKC

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 6:22 am
By: News 9

Police have arrested a man suspected of setting multiple fires in northwest Oklahoma City. 

The fires were set around 2 a.m. Wednesday behind an apartment complex and a shopping center near Northwest Expressway and N. Rockwell Avenue. This is the same area where several fires were set on March 22 and March 26. 

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No structures were damaged in the fires set Wednesday morning.

Police say they found the suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Robert James Henry, hiding near a warehouse as firefighters were working to extinguish the flames.   Henry tried to run, but police say they were able to catch him. 

Henry was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on arson and public intoxication charges. Investigators are interviewing him to see if he is responsible for last week's fires.