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Utah Man Arrested After Lighting Woman On Fire With Road Flare

A man was arrested in Clinton, Utah on Monday after police say he lit a woman on fire using a road flare. The man was later found hiding with a cooler filled with drugs.

The woman who was attacked told police the suspect poured gasoline on her and lit her on fire with a road flare. The flare caused severe scars and burns on the woman, according to Clinton Police.

Witnesses saw the suspect run into a nearby yard after the alleged attack. Clinton Police asked for permission to search the resident’s backyard and found the suspect hiding underneath a blanket in a 10-foot hole.

Accompanying the suspect was a cooler filled with drugs, drug paraphernalia and a knife. He was arrested for investigation of attempted murder and several other drug-related activities.