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DEPUTIES: Man arrested for setting girlfriend on fire

Raeford Bell
Raeford Bell(Duplin Co. Sheriff's Office)
Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 1:22 PM EDT
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DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A man was jailed in Duplin County Monday for dousing his girlfriend with rubbing alcohol and setting her on fire.

The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office says 64-year-old Raeford Bell has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

We’re told the victim suffered severe burns over a large part of her body.

Deputies say they received a call from a 47-year-old female in the Mount Olive area explaining her boyfriend attacked her.

Bell has been jailed on a $1 million secured bond. Deputies say more charges are pending.

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