Chesterfield man allegedly douses woman with gasoline - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Chesterfield man allegedly douses woman with gasoline

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

A Chesterfield man is behind bars for, what police call, a jealous fit of rage. Charles Kirkbride is accused of beating and then pouring gasoline all over his estranged girlfriend.

Police say he was enraged after another man brought the woman a cup of orange juice. The criminal complaint suggests Kirkbride got jealous and hit the cup out of his hand.

Police say they found Kirkbride standing on top of the female victim. 

"I had to set her straight," Kirkbride told police according to court documents.

Kirkbride allegedly kicked, punched and strangled the victim before pouring gasoline on her.

"I will set you on fire," Kirkbride allegedly told the victim. 

Officials at Safe Harbor in Richmond say this type of violence is all too common.

"We have 8 beds in our emergency shelter," said Kathleen Demro with Safe Harbor. "They are always full, but that shouldn't stop anyone from calling. We will get you somewhere safe. We are just one hotline phone call away. 804-287-7877. I encourage you to call. " 

Kirkbride is being held with no bond. He is due in court in August. 

Copyright 2014 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved. 

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Rural Resurgence: Keeping small towns alive

    Rural Resurgence: Keeping small towns alive

    Monday, February 19 2018 11:11 AM EST2018-02-19 16:11:53 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 5:42 PM EST2018-02-19 22:42:57 GMT
    Wilson square (Source: KAIT)Wilson square (Source: KAIT)

    It's no secret rural Arkansas is struggling. From schools closing to infrastructure to population, many towns can’t stay afloat.

    It's no secret rural Arkansas is struggling. From schools closing to infrastructure to population, many towns can’t stay afloat.

  • FBI, CART continue search for missing autistic teenager

    FBI, CART continue search for missing autistic teenager

    Saturday, February 17 2018 12:46 PM EST2018-02-17 17:46:31 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 10:44 PM EST2018-02-20 03:44:01 GMT
    Ashton Talley (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Department Facebook page)Ashton Talley (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Department Facebook page)

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies are in Mississippi County helping to search for a missing 18-year-old special needs autistic student as law enforcement continues to follow up leads on the whereabouts of the student. 

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies are in Mississippi County helping to search for a missing 18-year-old special needs autistic student as law enforcement continues to follow up leads on the whereabouts of the student. 

  • Fire causing downtown Osceola to suffer

    Fire causing downtown Osceola to suffer

    Monday, February 19 2018 10:18 PM EST2018-02-20 03:18:59 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 10:41 PM EST2018-02-20 03:41:40 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    After two buildings caught fire, the face of downtown Osceola has suffered.

    After two buildings caught fire, the face of downtown Osceola has suffered.

Powered by Frankly