Arrest

Aug 7, 2012 11:37 AM

Woman Arrested After Pouring Lighter Fluid On Porch

Lexington police arrested a woman after she poured lighter fluid on a porch and threatened to light a match during a domestic dispute Tuesday morning.

Police arrived at an apartment off West High Street and found the porch drenched in lighter fluid. Investigators say the man who lives there told them he walked outside and saw his girlfriend standing on the porch with an empty container of lighter fluid and a match.

Firefighters quickly sprayed the porch down with water.

Police arrested Jamie Howard and charged her with criminal attempt arson.

Howard confessed on camera.

"You see it. You see what happened," she said. "What I am saying is this is what I had to relate to because I can't call the police."

Her boyfriend didn't want to speak on camera, but said Howard just needs help.

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