Brittany Shakeria Anderson, 25, of Muskogee is charged with 10 felonies after authorities say she set her boyfriend’s apartment on fire.
On June 20, Anderson is accused of setting an occupied apartment at 2701 S. Cherokee Dr. on fire. The apartment was lived in by Ashlyn Skadal, Sarah Guinn, Jarron Pridgeon and Rodney Stratton, though none were home at the time. The apartment next-door was occupied by a disabled man in a wheelchair, but firefighters were able to get him out safely.
The fire burned so hot, authorities say, that each of the nine firefighters who fought it were risking their lives in the attempt, including one firefighter who was treated for some injuries sustained during the effort. Fred Kiser, Patrick Weldon, Dustin Stafford, Donnie Bennett, Travis Bailey, Benjamin Groseclos, Mark Blackwell, Dustin Russell and Tyler Allen all fought the blaze, and each of them was in danger of dying as they did, the charges allege. Anderson is charged with one count of first-degree arson and nine counts of endangering human life during arson. She was arrested in 2011 on first-degree burglary, domestic abuse - assault and battery complaints, and again in 2017 on assault and battery domestic with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery domestic (physical) complaints.