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Police: Man douses victim with gas and then sets on fire

STEELE, MO (KAIT) – A Region 8 man is behind bars after police say he doused a person with gas and then set them on fire.

According to the Steele Police Department, a call came into dispatch of a burn victim at 504 South Walnut Street.

When police arrived they found Sandy Simmons severely burned, and was later flown to The Med in Memphis. Simmons is listed in critical condition.

Police say Simmons' brother Richard doused the victim with gasoline and then set the victim on fire.

Richard Simmons is facing second degree assault charges and a judge set his bond at $25,000.

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