Police: After Dispute With Wife, Man Sets Trailer On Fire, Tries To Kill Himself

May 31, 2017

An Atmore man has been charged with setting fire to his home after a fight with wife Tuesday afternoon.

The Poarch Fire Department and the Escambia County (AL) heriff’s Office¬† responded to a mobile home engulfed in flames at 7135 Jacks Springs Road about 12:30 p.m. Deputies received information that the fire was started by 31-year old Jason Paul Mitchell after he was involved in a domestic situation with his wife.

He made statements to people in the area about setting fire to the residence and property before entering a wooded area with a gun in an attempt to shoot himself, according to investigators. ECSO deputies and Poarch Police officers were able to disarm Mitchell and take him  into custody without incident.

After an investigation by the Alabama Fire Marhal’s Office, Mitchell was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton on charges of arson second degree, domestic violence and domestic violence third degree.


11 Responses to “Police: After Dispute With Wife, Man Sets Trailer On Fire, Tries To Kill Himself”

  1. Charlie Mike on June 5th, 2017 11:40 pm

    There is a monster hit country song in this story somewhere.

  2. Kalee on June 4th, 2017 5:24 pm

    This man was a loving father and husband. He really was.

  3. Gary on June 2nd, 2017 7:03 pm

    This guy should be locked up for the rest of his life.

  4. Pot meet Kettle on June 2nd, 2017 7:36 am

    if you don’t know the man and you don’t know what he was
    Going through don’t judge him unless you’ve been there…he held a job, he kept money coming in and took care of his kids…there’s a lot of losers out there who don’t do either….people can hit a rough patch in life and rebound….what do you want people to say about you on here if you hit your rough patch?

  5. Reality Check on June 2nd, 2017 1:28 am

    not as easy as you think. the business end of a .45 has a distinct taste. kinda stays w ya.

  6. Anonymous on June 1st, 2017 7:12 pm

    This is obviously someone that needs help! Think before you judge people.

  7. bumpkin mentality on June 1st, 2017 5:25 pm

    No woman worth capping yourself over, much less set fire to casa-de- single wide. Guess the jiffy pop smoke alarm was disabled.

  8. David Huie Green on June 1st, 2017 10:20 am

    How hard is it to shoot yourself? Lots of folks do it without even trying.

    David for sanity

  9. MDL on May 31st, 2017 10:28 pm

    Poarch Officers did a great job.

  10. M on May 31st, 2017 5:59 pm

    The heriff’s Office did a great job disarming him and making the arrest. Bravo to the heriff’s deputies

  11. tg on May 31st, 2017 3:05 pm

    Proof that women do drive men crazy.

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