Body Found In Burned Marble City House Identified
Medical examiners have identified a body found inside a burned Marble City house on Saturday (April 5).
The body was identified as Jason Stone, who is from the Sallisaw area.
A Marble City man was arrested after Stone’s body was initially found, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart.
The fire started at 6 a.m. on Saturday at a home near Main Street, officials said.
The Marble City fire chief said when crews arrived on scene the house was engulfed in flames and had already began to cave in.
He said they knew someone was inside but they could not get inside the house to save the person.
Evidence collected at the scene led investigators to suspect foul play, according to Lockhart.
Arty Farris was arrested after the body was found and faces one count of murder, two counts of first-degree arson and one count of arson that causes injury and endangerment of emergency personnel, Lockhart said.
The sheriff said the victim and Farris knew each other.