Man accused of trying to set officer on fire

ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) -- An Athens man has been charged with attempted second-degree murder after police said he tried to set an officer on fire.

According to The Daily Post-Athenian, Ronald Fisher sprayed officer Lee Reagan with lighter fluid when police responded to a disturbance call Tuesday at Fisher's apartment.

Reagan was not badly burned and has returned to work.

A police report said Reagan and a fellow officer scuffled with Fisher and were able to get a lighter and fluid away from him.

Fisher also was charged with resisting arrest.


Information from: The Daily Post-Athenian,

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