Police: Man Sets Woman On Fire During Argument

Police: Man Sets Woman On Fire During Argument

By Deja Knight. CREATED Aug 11, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A woman was badly burned during an argument with a man over the weekend.

Metropolitan Nashville Police said the victim suffered burns on her chest, arms, neck, and face following the incident on Sunday.

A Davidson County affidavit said Harold Lunsford, age 63, and the victim used to live together, but did not specify their relationship.

Lunsford allegedly came to the victim’s home Sunday looking for her boyfriend. After allowing him into the home, the victim said she and Lunsford got into an argument about the death of her boyfriend’s dog.

The affidavit said Lunsford pulled out an aerosol can of starter fluid and threatened to burn the victim.

Lunsford then allegedly sprayed the victim, pulled out a cigarette lighter, and set her on fire, according to the affidavit.

Lunsford then fled the scene in a vehicle with his wife. The victim’s boyfriend allegedly saw him running away from the home, and the victim told him that Lunsford had burned her.

Police stopped the vehicle, and took Lunsford into custody. His wife told police that Lunsford had put the spray can under the passenger side seat, and gave it to officers, according to the affidavit.

The victim’s condition was not immediately known.

Lunsford was charged with attempted reckless homicide. His bond was set at $76,000.