South Carolina man accused of lighting girlfriend on fire with gasoline

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A South Carolina man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire has turned himself in after deputies issued a warrant for his arrest.

Larry Dean Brown, Jr., 28, allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and poured gasoline on her before setting her on fire. His warrant was issued for Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature and Arson — First Degree. He turned himself in on Sunday.

The victim was able to put the fire out by jumping into a bath tub and is expected to survive, according to WHNS, the Fox affiliated TV station in Greenville, South Carolina.

The victim’s brother reportedly told police about the incident, which occurred on Dec. 6. After the victim drove herself to the hospital, she was transferred to the Augusta Burn Center.

She’s experienced permanent scarring and reportedly faces a long road to recovery.

According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, an investigator was able to speak with the victim.

“Because of the severity of her injuries, the victim wasn’t able to provide emergency room personnel any specific details about the incident as they initially treated her and then transferred her to the Augusta Burn Center,” a news release read.

“Our investigator was able to talk to the victim over the phone and also enlisted the aid of the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office to take a detailed statement from the victim and also photograph her injuries.”

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