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OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities say an Oklahoma City man is behind bars after he allegedly threatened to blow up his house.

Officers rushed to the home on S.W. 77th St. after getting a call from a child about a disturbance.

The girl warned police that the suspect, 46-year-old James Jeffery Shaw, was pouring gasoline all over the walls and carpet of the home and threatening to blow it up.

When officers arrived, Shaw’s girlfriend initially told them that she didn’t want to make a statement.

However, she allegedly told police what happened.

According to the police report, she claimed Shaw came home drunk and fell asleep the night before.

When he woke up the morning of the incident, he allegedly claimed that he was missing $2,400 and accused his girlfriend of taking the money.

According to the affidavit, when the victim said she was going to leave, Shaw began pouring gasoline all over the house and threatening to blow it up.

The girlfriend’s child ran out of the house and called 911.

When asked what happened, Shaw told police that he was carrying the gas can to the garage when he tripped and spilled it on the floor.

Shaw was arrested for 4th-degree arson and three counts of endangerment of life by arson.


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