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Police say Arkansas woman badly burned, husband sought

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - Police say an Arkansas woman is expected to recover after being badly burned and her husband is in custody.

Conway police spokeswoman LaTresha Woodruff says the husband was arrested Wednesday in North Little Rock on a domestic battery allegation and will be returned to Conway.

Woodruff said a neighbor of the couple called police Tuesday when the woman went to his home seeking help.

Woodruff said the woman told officers she and her husband were arguing when he began beating her, then put a belt around her neck and doused her with lighter fluid and set her on fire.

The woman said she managed to get into a shower to put out the fire, then escaped the home. Though badly burned, Woodruff said the woman is expected to recover.

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