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Deputies: Man pours gas on camper with pregnant woman inside, lights it on fire

BRAXTON COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A Braxton County man is accused of pouring gas around a camper with a pregnant woman inside and lighting it on fire, according to the criminal complaint in the case.

Deputies charged Jessie Lee Boling, 33, of Sutton, with first-degree arson, domestic battery, domestic assault, and destruction of property. 

The incident occurred in the morning hours of June 21 in the Sugar Creek area of Braxton County along Route 4.

Court documents state that that Boling poured gas around the camper, which was occupied by the victim and then set it on fire.  The victim, who is pregnant with Boling's child, according to family members, was able to escape without injury. 

Three small dogs also escaped the camper without injury, the family said. 

The complaint goes on to read that Boling pepper sprayed three other victims- two men and a woman, and shot one of the three in the chest with an air rifle.  Each of the four victims in the case are related, family members said.

Before leaving the scene, those court documents state that Boling slashed all of the tires on the initial victim's vehicle.

Boling's bond was set at $25,000, cash only.  He was taken to Central Regional Jail. 


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