Man allegedly throws gasoline on man, sets him on fire

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FRANKLINTON, NC (WNCN) – A 45-year-old man faces charges after the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said he threw gasoline on a man and set him on fire.

William Thomas Hester of Franklinton was charged with first-degree arson and felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury following the Feb. 5 incident on Highland Way.

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The victim, Adrian Mayo, is being treated at the Jaycee Burn Center at UNC.

Hester is being held at the Franklin County Detention Center under $503,000 secured bond.

Deputies have not given a motive for the attack.

Original story from WNCN.