LANCASTER – A domestic dispute in Lancaster Tuesday morning ended with a 25-year-old woman engulfed in flames, authorities said.
Her boyfriend, 28-year-old Dontae Walker, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and arson, according to a press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. Read it below:
[Around 7:41 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18], Lancaster deputies responded to the 2000 Block of Thomas Drive for a domestic violence call.
An argument between the suspect (Dontae Walker of Lancaster) and the victim (25 year-old female of Lancaster) had occurred, and the suspect ignited a pile of the victim’s clothes with an unknown flammable liquid in the front yard.
The victim attempted to extinguish the fire, but she also became engulfed in the flames. She sustained 3rd degree burns on 20% of her body and was immediately transported to a local hospital.
The suspect was arrested at the residence and charged with domestic violence and arson.
He was booked at Lancaster Station Jail and held on $250,000 bail. The Sheriff’s Arson/Explosives Detail responded and took over the investigation.