Cops: NC man tried to set his brother on fire

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A Fayetteville man has been arrested after authorities say he tried to set his brother on fire.

Police say 39-year-old Roderick Mardell Whitted has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Police say Roderick Whitted woke his brother and asked for a ride to the store to buy more alcohol at around 2 a.m. Friday, after a night of drinking. When he said no, police say Whitted threw gasoline on his brother and tried to set him on fire.

The gasoline didn't ignite, and the brother wasn't injured.

Whitted was being held in jail on $100,000 bond. It wasn't known if he had an attorney.


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