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Several domestic reports filed before man set ex-girlfriend on fire

Kordarro Woodard (Source: Blytheville Police Department) Kordarro Woodard (Source: Blytheville Police Department)
BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

Police charged a man with attempted murder after they say he set fire to his ex-girlfriend.

Blytheville police were called to the 600-block of E.Cherry St. Sunday in reference to a disturbance.

When officers arrived they saw smoke coming from the residence and heard a woman screaming for help.

According to Criminal Investigation Division Commander Captain Scott Adams, officers found 37-year-old Martha George sitting in the shower suffering from burns to her upper and lower body.

George reportedly told officers her ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old Kordarro Woodard, caused her injuries.

The woman was flown to the Regional One burn unit in Memphis. She is in critical condition.

Woodard was not at the scene while officers were there. He did return later and was taken into custody.

Adams states officers smelled gasoline on Woodard.

On Monday, Woodard appeared in Blytheville District Court on charges of attempted murder, domestic battery and violation of a no-contact order.

Bond was set at $150,000 cash for Woodard.

After going through several police reports, Region 8 News found this was not the first incident filed between George and Woodard. 

Records show eight reports, including this attempted murder, were filed with the Blytheville Police Department in the past two years.

The incidents include several threatening calls made by Woodard to George. 

George told police Woodard threatened to beat her up over the phone and had actually hit her on several occasions. 

Another report states Woodard came into George's workplace and hit her in the face. George took off to hide in the bathroom while employees tried to stop Woodard. 

George also reported Woodard tried to break into her home several times through the back window and the front door. 

Another report showed Woodard once set a trash can on fire outside of George's home. 

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