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MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER SETTING WIFE ON FIRE

Mary Liz Nolan

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MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER SETTING WIFE ON FIRE

A local man wanted for dousing his wife with gasoline and setting her on fire over the weekend was taken into custody Sunday night in North Augusta.

Richmond County investigators say 31 year old Ronnie Lee Jones and his wife, Cynthia, had been arguing at McGruder’s Auto on 15th Street when the incident occurred.

Mrs. Jones’ condition hasn’t been released.

Meanwhile, authorities say they got a tip Sunday that Jones was seen on Buena Vista Avenue in North Augusta.  He was taken into custody and is being held in the Aiken County Detention Center.  He’s had previous arrests for assault and battery and burglary.