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Man doused girlfriend in lighter fluid and threatened to light her on fire, police say

Richard L Garrett was charged with unlawful restraint.
Richard L Garrett was charged with unlawful restraint. Provided

Police say a South Roxana man threatened to light his girlfriend on fire after dousing her with lighter fluid on Friday.

According to a press release, Richard Garrett was arrested when he poured lighter fluid on his girlfriend when she tried to leave his house at the Connor Place Apartment Complex.

After dousing her in lighter fluid, Garrett threatened to light her on fire.

Garrett was taken into custody Friday night with a $55,000 bail.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6
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