Tulsa Fire Respond to Duplex Fire, Find Man with Self-Inflicted Knife Wound

Mark Prestage

A Tulsa man is behind bars Tuesday afternoon after he reportedly told police that he set his duplex on fire.

Tulsa Fire were called to 112 N. Delaware Pl. in response to a structure fire. There they found Mark Prestage, 40, bleeding from his neck.

According the police report, while he was being treated for his neck injuries Prestage stated, "I did it. I set the fire."

After further investigation TFD were able to label the fire as incendiary. With the help of an accelerant detection canine investigators were alerted to the presence of an ignitable liquid in several areas of the house.

Officers also found a red gas can in the living during their investigation.

Prestage is now facing a first degree arson charge and due in court on Feb. 19.