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Ashtabula County Sheriff's Department: Woman arrested after allegedly dousing man in gasoline, setting him on fire

The man was life-flighted to a hospital in Akron and his condition is unknown at this time.

COLEBROOK, Ohio — The Ashtabula County Sheriff's Department has arrested a woman who they believe doused a man in gasoline and then set him on fire Sunday.

It was just before noon when deputies responded to the scene in the 6900 block of Parks Road in Colebrook Township after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor.

"The victim 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," according to a press release from the Ashtabula County Sheriff's Office. "He ran across the street to a neighbor's house where they sprayed him with a hose and tried to help with the burns until medical crews arrived."

The man was flown to the Akron Children's Hospital Burn Unit where he is said to be in stable condition.

The suspect, identified as a 65-year-old woman, fled the scene and allegedly stole a vehicle from a home in the 6500 block of Parks Road. Authorities say the vehicle was found a short time later on Route 11 near Route 46 in Plymouth Township.

She was arrested without incident and taken to the Ashtabula County Jail.

"She is being charged with felonious assault and receiving stolen property," authorities said. "Additional charges may be forthcoming."

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