Columbus man charged with setting girlfriend on fire

COLUMBUS, GA – A Columbus woman is recovering after her boyfriend allegedly set her on fire.

Police say it happened at an apartment the couple shared on Havenbrook Court around five Tuesday morning.

The 44-year-old sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns to her hands. Officials say she was transported to Augusta for treatment.
35-year-old Robert Williams was arrested Tuesday. He is charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery.

Williams is set to appear in Recorder's Court tomorrow.

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