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Avondale woman accused of trying to light boyfriend on fire

Posted at 11:35 AM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 13:35:27-05

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - An Avondale woman is facing charges that she tried to set her boyfriend on fire because he wouldn't celebrate her new job at a Subway restaurant.

According to charging documents, 46-year-old Kathy Elizabeth Jones was arrested last week on one count each of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal damage. Jones' boyfriend told officers responding to their apartment that she had sprayed him with lighter fluid and then threw lit matches at him. He then locked her out of the apartment.

Jones told police she had no recollection of the incident and had been drinking.

She is being held on $15,000 bond.