Woman arrested after allegedly trying to set man on fire

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KAIT) - Caruthersville Police arrested a Region 8 woman after they say she tried to set a man on fire.

According to the Caruthersville Police Department, they responded to 400 E. 18th Street in reference to an assault on Sunday.

When they arrived, officers spoke with 47-year-old Darryl Jarvies of Caruthersville who told them a woman had kicked out the lower part of his screen door. He said the woman then started pouring gas in the house and on him and attempted to light the house on fire.

Officers later located the 29 year old black female, whose name is not being released at this time. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Pemiscot County Jail. Her name is being withheld pending the filing of formal charges.

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