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Wilson man charged with trying to set woman ablaze

Posted June 23, 2008

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— A Wilson man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was almost set on fire and was shot at, police said.

Police alleged Tujuan Jones poured lighter fluid on a woman and tried to set her ablaze before grabbing a handgun and firing it at her.

Jones was later apprehended in an abandoned house by Wilson police, Wilson County deputies, state Highway Patrol troopers and U.S. marshals.

He was charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault by pointing a gun, communicating threats and discharging a firearm within the city limits.

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  • Adelinthe Jun 23, 2008

    "That's bad when you're a failure at being a criminal. Can't set on fire something (someone) doused with lighter fluid, can't shoot what you're aiming at, and can't hide from the popo. This guy better go straight, he has no future as a criminal. Glad his victim will be ok."

    Funny, but not...still some irony in what you say.

    But I think this guy's a nut destined for Butner some day.

    Praying for his victim. How terrified she must've been.

    Praying she finds some way to safely insulate herself from this looney forever.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • Glass Half Full Jun 23, 2008

    That's bad when you're a failure at being a criminal. Can't set on fire something (someone) doused with lighter fluid, can't shoot what you're aiming at, and can't hide from the popo. This guy better go straight, he has no future as a criminal. Glad his victim will be ok.

  • Mmaker52 Jun 23, 2008

    One Insanity plea on the way!