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UPDATE: Mother and Son Hurt in Car Fire During Argument

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email
Deputies say the mother and son were arguing when the son tried to light a Ford Taurus on fire. The mother tried twice to get a gas can away from the son, and both were burned when the car ignited.

(WSAZ Photo/Jay Melvin)

UPDATE 9/4/12
BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man from Proctorville, Ohio, faces several charges after deputies say he and his mother were burned in a car fire following an argument Friday night.

The incident happened outside his parent’s home in the 200-block of Bartow Drive in Cabell County.

Cabell County Sheriff Deputies arrested and charged Joe Chapman Jr. with malicious assault, arson and two counts of misdemeanor domestic assault.

Deputies say the mother and son were arguing when the son tried to light a Ford Taurus on fire. The mother tried twice to get a gas can away from the son, and both were burned when the car burst into flames.

The woman was treated at the scene, while her son was taken to a hospital.

The criminal complaint says Chapman Jr. appeared to be intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of the incident.



ORIGINAL STORY 8/31/12 @ 11:36 p.m.
BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A mother and son were burned in a car fire during an argument Friday night in the 200-block of Bartow Drive, Cabell County Sheriff’s deputies tell WSAZ.com.

It was reported about 10 p.m. Friday at a home in the Guyan Estates subdivision, which is located off WV Alternate 10.

Deputies say the mother and son were arguing when the son tried to light a Ford Taurus on fire. The mother tried twice to get a gas can away from the son, and both were burned when the car ignited.

The woman was treated at the scene, while the son was taken to a hospital. The extent of his injuries was unknown.

Criminal charges against the son are possible, deputies say.


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