PONTIAC (WWJ) — The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 42 year-old Pontiac man for allegedly pouring lighter fluid on a his girlfriend and threatening to set her on fire.

Deputies were called to the North Hill Farms Apartment Complex near the Dixie Hwy. and N. Telegraph Rd. in Pontiac regarding a domestic dispute on Sunday around 9:30 p.m. The woman disconnected several times before the police arrived and were able to locate the victim outside of her apartment.

The woman, 40, said that her boyfriend — who was highly intoxicated — poured lighter fluid on her and threatened to light her on fire.

A police dog was sent inside the apartment and was able to locate the man hiding under a couch. The suspect began to resist attempts to take him into custody and then was able to pull away from an officer, which resulted in the dog grabbing onto the man.

The suspect was medically cleared at the scene for bites to his hand and forearm. The suspect was then transported to Oakland County Jail and lodged on aggravated domestic assault and resisting arrest.


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