Police: Boyfriend arrested after throwing gasoline, lighting woman on fire

David Michael Sutton, also known as Howard Franklin Sutton, III, 46 of Albemarle, NC.

A woman is being treated for serious burns after her boyfriend allegedly threw gasoline on her and set her on fire, according to the Albemarle Police Department.

Officers said they were called to the 1200 block of W. Main Street about a woman with burn injuries. When they arrived, officers found the woman to have second and third degree burns on her face and upper torso.

According to police, the injuries stem from a domestic dispute. At some point during the argument, gasoline was thrown on the victim and the gasoline was ignited, police said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. She is in stable condition.

After talking with witnesses, investigators believe the suspect to be David Michael Sutton, also known as Howard Franklin Sutton III, 46 of Albemarle. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Sutton was found this morning and arrested without incident and taken to the Stanly County Jail Thursday around 8:30 a.m.

Sutton is charged with felony attempted first degree murder, felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury and assault with serious bodily injury.

His next court date is September 26 and he received a $1,000,000 secured bond.