South Carolina woman faces attempted murder charges after for trying to a police officer on fire after pouring lighter fluid on him

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A 38-year-old Melissa McCoy, poured lighter fluid on a police officer as he attempted to arrest her for trespa*sing.

Word On The Curb…a woman from South Carolina is being charged with attempting to set a police officer on fire. The woman is 38-year-old Melissa McCoy. Latta police said officers were attempting to arrest McCoy for trespa*sing when she started dousing the officer with lighter fluid and attempted to set him on fire with a lighter, according to WPDE-TV.

McCoy was eventually placed in handcuffs and taken to Dillon County Detention Center, where she is facing charges of attempted murder, threatening the life of a public official, trespa*sing, and resisting arrest, according to WMBF-TV.

The officer injured in the attack was treated at a local hospital and later released. The police have refused to release his identity.

Latta is a small town located between Charlotte and Myrtle Beach, with a population of about 1,200 people.



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