PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Priceville authorities have confirmed the man accused of dousing a woman with gasoline and setting her on fire has been captured.
Priceville Police Department’s Chief Jerry Holmes confirmed with News 19 that Marquise Antwon Wayns, 22 of Hillsboro, was wanted in connection to the incident.
Officers responded to the 3000-block of North Bethel Road Tuesday night for a domestic disturbance.
When officers arrived, they found a 19-year-old woman with severe burns on her face and upper torso.
Holmes said that she had been soaked in gasoline before being set on fire. She then ran to a nearby residence. Someone there called 911 for her.
News 19 spoke with a person who wished to remain anonymous but said the incident happened inside one of the townhomes.
The woman was flown to a burn center for treatment. She is reported to be in stable condition.
Investigators obtained a felony arrest warrant for attempted murder for Wayns with a $200,000 bond.