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Dubuque man accused of kidnapping wife with flammable liquid

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- A Dubuque man is charged with using a flamable liquid to kidnap and sexually assaut his estranged wife.

Police say 28 year-old Darnell Smith threatened the woman with the flammable liquid, even lighting it on fire. Police say he held her for two hours in her home before she escaped.

Police arrested Smith at a friends house. He faces first-degree kidnapping and arson charges and could face life in prison.

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