Oklahoma City police have arrested a man accused of throwing gasoline on his girlfriend and lighting her on fire.
Clarence Todd, also known as Christopher Todd, 54, was booked into the Oklahoma County jail Friday on complaints of maiming, arson and domestic assault and battery after a former felony conviction. His bail is set at $51,000.
Police said Todd and the woman got into an argument May 10 at 2106 NE 23, during which he set her on fire.
The woman suffered burns to her back, legs and feet, according to a probable cause affidavit.
The woman first told police the burns were from a car accident. On May 25, police visited the woman again in a Dallas hospital, where she had been flown to be treated for her injuries.
She told officers the two had been dating for six months. She said Todd had been drinking and threatened to kill her so no one else could have her, according to the affidavit.
The woman told officers he set her on fire and pushed her into an abandoned house.
Police said the woman has had surgery for her injuries and possibly will need more.
According to the affidavit, her right foot may have to be amputated.