Charges dismissed against man accused of setting woman on fire

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UPDATE: Terrignon Brown was found not guilty and these charges were dismissed for lack of prosecution, according to court records.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police said a Memphis man upset with a woman who owed him money and couldn’t pay it back, set her on fire early Wednesday morning.

Nineteen-year-old Terrignon Brown was charged with attempted first-degree murder in the attack at Dwight and Durby Streets in South Memphis.

The victim told police that Brown poured a bottle of lighter fluid over her head and then used a lighter to set her on fire.

“That is crazy that he would do something like that.  I can’t imagine him doing something like that, for real,” said Joseph Marr.

Neighbors said they heard yelling and saw the woman running. A sanitation worker let her sit inside his garbage truck while they waited for police and an ambulance to arrive.

Investigators said she was transported to the hospital in critical condition with burns to her face and head.

Brown was locked up on $500,000 bond.

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