Men charged with allegedly setting woman on fire robbery
20-year-old woman in the state of Missouri claims two men tied her up, doused her in petrol, set her on fire and told her to burn the house after they refused to give them the combination to the gun safe.
Two Missouri men were charged after they allegedly bound a woman on fire when she refused to give them the combination to her safe, police said.
Vincent Rist, 22, and Antonio Bowen, 24, face several charges including arson, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action, FOX4KC reported.
Vincent Rist, 22, and Antonio Bowen, 24, were arrested and charged after allegedly setting a woman on fire. (Johnson County Sheriff’s Office)
The duo is suspected of breaking into a 20-year-old woman’s home in Johnson County on Sunday and is hitting her in the head with the lamp.
The incident took almost a deadly turn when the woman would not tell them the combination to her gun safe, court documents stated. Rist and Bowen tied the woman’s hands and mouth with tape, and poured oil on her body and set her on fire.
She told the wife that they would burn the f—ing house.”
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The woman, who was not identified, managed to escape and put the fire on her skin. She was taken to the hospital with first-, second – and third-degree burns covering 30 percent of her body.
The woman was said to be in fair condition as of Tuesday. All that remained of her house was charred pieces of the frame and her belongings.
The men took several items, including a shot gun, before fleeing the house. They were later arrested and held on $250,000 cash bond.
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