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.
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.