Arrest

Mar 20, 2013 12:03 PM

Man Accused Of Dousing Wife With Gasoline, Threatening To Light Her

Corbin police say they arrested a man after he poured gasoline over his wife and threatened to set her on fire over the weekend.

Police say on Saturday, they received a call from a juvenile saying her father was pouring gas in her mother's eyes and trying to kill her. When officers arrived, they found a man had poured gas on himself and his wife, and was holding a lighter, threatening to light them both on fire. Police say the man also poured gas around the house, threatening to light it as well. Firefighters on the scene ended the standoff when they managed to direct a stream of water at the man, knocking him to the ground.

Officials say officers took Russell L Knickerbocker, 48, into custody and had him admitted to the Trillium Center at Baptist Health for evaluation. He was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempted murder, attempted arson, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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