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Woman arrested after allegedly pouring gasoline on husband, setting him on fire in Ashtabula County

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Posted at 5:07 PM, May 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-24 11:10:02-04

COLEBROOK TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A woman was arrested after she allegedly poured gasoline on her husband and set him on fire, according to the Ashtabula County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called to the 6900 block of Parks Road Sunday just before 12 p.m.

A 62-year-old man told deputies he and his wife were arguing about using the phone when she came at him with a bucket of gasoline, threw it on him and lit him on fire.

The man ran across the street to a neighbor's home where they sprayed him with a hose and attempted to tend to his burns while waiting for EMS to arrive.

Deputies said his wife, a 32-year-old woman, fled the scene before authorities arrived and stole a vehicle from a home in the 6500 block of Parks Road. Authorities found the stolen vehicle a short time later on state Route 11.

The woman was arrested without incident and transported to the Ashtabula County Jail. She is being charged with felonious assault and receiving stolen property. Additional charges may be forthcoming, deputies said.

The man was flown to the Akron Children's Hospital Burn Unit for treatment and has been stabilized.

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