- Associated Press - Monday, September 18, 2017

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities say a man accused of setting a woman on fire has been captured.

WVVA-TV reports that Beckley police took Dwayne Michael Lane into custody Sunday in connection with an incident earlier that day in which a woman was doused in gasoline and set on fire in a home.

The Register-Herald reports that Police Chief Lonnie D. Christian says the victim was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital with severe burns. He declined to identify the woman, and there was no immediate report on her condition.

Authorities say Lane was being held at a regional jail on a $1 million cash-only bond. .

It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.


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