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Man arrested on accusation he set pregnant woman on fire at a Murray hotel

A man who allegedly set the mother of his child on fire outside of a Murray hotel room has been arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of murder.

Police had been looking for Andrew Todd Curtis since Thursday morning, when they were called to Studio 6, at 975 E. 6600 South, on a report that someone had been set on fire.

The 34-year-old woman was badly burned but conscious when officers arrived, and as medics treated her she told police Curtis had thrown a liquid on her and said, “You’re going to burn, b—-,” according to a probable cause statement.

A witness at the hotel told police, according to the statement, that Curtis threw a cup of clear liquid at the woman, spit on her and then lit an object on fire and used it to set the woman aflame.

The woman was taken to a burn unit at a local hospital, and police said “it is unknown whether she will survive the injuries.” The woman was pregnant with Curtis’s child.

Officers found Curtis, who’d left the hotel and changed clothes, later that morning and took him into custody for questioning. They also got a warrant to search Curtis’s bag and found clothing saturated in some kind of accelerant, according to the probable cause statement.

Curtis was released from prison in April after serving time for a 2011 homicide by assault conviction.

The probable cause statement mentions probation and parole agents had tried to separate the victim and Curtis multiple times, “knowing he was a danger to the victim.”

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Michigan woman charged in Mackinaw City hotel fire

MACKINAC CITY, MI – A woman turned herself in this week for starting a fire at a Mackinaw City hotel over the summer.



a pair of scissors: Handcuffs used by the alleged fake cops is displayed by investigators during a news conference announcing additional charges and cases for five people charged for impersonating police officers on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in a conference room at Genesee County Prosecutor's Office in downtown Flint


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Handcuffs used by the alleged fake cops is displayed by investigators during a news conference announcing additional charges and cases for five people charged for impersonating police officers on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in a conference room at Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office in downtown Flint

The mid-August fire at Rodeway Inn & Suites was immediately considered suspicious, 9&10 News reports. Firefighters found two rooms in flames with heavy smoke. Everyone was evacuated safely.

Melissa White, of Pinconning, turned herself in on Thursday, Oct. 22. She is charged with two counts of first-degree arson.

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TWRA: Virginia woman charged with illegally feeding bear in TikTok video in Gatlinburg

Officers charged Kristin Hailee Farris, 21, with a misdemeanor violation after she fed a black bear while on vacation in Gatlinburg.

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said that a woman from Virginia was charged with a misdemeanor after she fed a black bear while on vacation in Gatlinburg.

Kristin Hailee Farris, 21 years old, from Danville, Va., was filmed intentionally hand-feeding watermelon, chocolate and other food to a black bear in Gatlinburg, according to a release from TWRA.

The video went viral on TikTok, the video-sharing and social media app, and was viewed over 500,000 times.

She has been charged with illegal black bear feeding, which can carry up to six months in jail or a $500 fine, according to a release. Officials said she will be required to return to Sevier County for booking.

“The overwhelming desire to have a close encounter with a black bear is strangely more powerful than common sense,” said Sevier County Wildlife Sgt. David Sexton. “Many people intentionally feed bears with little regard for the dire consequences to the bears and humans they leave behind.”

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