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Smithfield woman charged with setting fire to husband

Posted May 28, 2009 4:18 p.m. EDT
Updated May 29, 2009 10:01 a.m. EDT

— Johnston County deputies arrested a Smithfield woman Wednesday after they said she set fire to the bed where her husband was sleeping.

Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tammy Amaon said Joyce Renee Finch, 50, of 161 Ogburn Road, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

Finch and her husband, Ricky Finch, 54, argued at the home of a neighbor on Saturday, Amaon said. After Ricky Finch went home to bed, his wife poured gasoline on the sheets and set them on fire, she said.

Ricky Finch suffered minor injuries.