Man Accused of Trying to Set Woman Ablaze

THONOTOSASSA, Fla. (AP) -- A man was arrested for allegedly trying to set his live-in girlfriend and another man on fire after he found them together.

Rudolph A. Manning, 38, was being held without bond early Thursday at Hillsborough County Jail. He was charged with arson, battery and two counts of attempted murder in the attack.

Deputies said Manning, who discovered the couple together when he arrived home Tuesday, allegedly torched the house after dousing his girlfriend and the other man with gasoline.

The man and woman escaped unharmed. The house was heavily damaged.

It was not immediately known if Manning had a lawyer.

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