Man accused of causing meth lab fire arrested
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Thursday, January 17, 2013
1/17/13 at 12:56 PM
A man accused manufacturing methamphetamine and causing a fire in his garage that killed four dogs and displaced his family was arrested Wednesday.
Firefighters responded to the 3500 block of East King Street for a garage fire on Dec. 5.
Brent Alan Johnson, 50, was charged the following week with first-degree arson, manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance and endangering human life during arson, Tulsa County District Court records show.
A witness told fire investigators she’d seen Johnson in the garage and smelled an odor she knew to be associated with a meth lab the day of the fire, court documents show. She also said Johnson called to tell her the lab blew up.
Johnson reportedly suffered burns to his hands and legs, according to the witness.
The Tulsa chapter of the American Red Cross provided assistance to four adults and one child following the blaze. Firefighters told reporters seven dogs were pulled from the home, only three survived.
Johnson was arrested at 9 p.m. Wednesday. He is being held at the Tulsa Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.
Brent Alan Johnson