Osage County Sheriff investigating fatal fire on McCord Road

September 15, 2023 | Featured|Headlines|Police

UPDATE: Arrest made in case

The Osage County Sheriff’s Department reports that 33-year-old Michael Ray Porter of Ponca City has been arrested and is being held on charges of first degree arson, assault on an officer, and prisoner placing bodily fluid on employee. On Friday, officials responded to 185 north McCord Road for a report of a house fire. A deceased adult male was located inside the home. Investigators report that preliminary evidence suggests that arson was used in an attempt to obscure the crime scene. Officials are awaiting positive identification of the victim from the medical examiner before releasing a name.

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