Suspect Arrested in Suspicious Death Investigation

Ponca City Now - September 18, 2023 6:29 am

Michael Ray Porter mugshot(OCSO)

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a suspicious death and arson incident that occurred Friday, September 15 in the Northern McCord area.

Around 8:50 am the OCSO received a call, reporting a deceased adult male inside a house under unusual circumstances. Preliminary evidence suggests that arson had been used to cover the crime scene.

In response, the State Fire Investigators were on-site examining the extent of the arson and OSBI investigators provided assistance along with the Ponca City Police Dept. and the Medical Examiner in conducting a thorough investigation.

A suspect identified as Michael Ray Porter has been arrested in connection to this incident. He currently faces charges of first-degree arson, assault on an officer, and prisoner placing bodily fluid on an employee. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information about this crime please contact the Osage County Sheriffs office at 918-287-3131.

(Photo courtesy of Osage County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page)

Man found dead in a residence under suspicious circumstances in Osage County (Courtesy of Osage County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page)


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