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UPDATE: Man arrested for trying to light Cedar Rapids woman on fire


Cedar Rapids police say they have arrested a man who tried to light a woman on fire Monday night.

Officers were called to the 400 block of 40th Street Northeast at 8:39 p.m. Monday for a domestic disturbance.

While en route, the 39-year old woman told dispatch that the man sprayed a flammable liquid on her and then tried to light her on fire. Her coat caught fire, but she was able to get it off before being injured.

Dennis McKinney, 32, was found in the 500 block of 7th Street SE at around 1:10 a.m. Tuesday and arrested.

McKinney is charged with first degree arson and domestic abuse using a weapon.

If found guilty, McKinney faces 25 years in prison for the arson charge and two years and/or a $5,000 fine for domestic abuse charge.  

The victim was not injured.

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