Orangeburg man accused of setting girlfriend on fire

ccope@thestate.comOctober 31, 2013 

— A 33-year-old Orangeburg man is accused of putting rubbing alcohol on his girlfriend and setting her on fire Tuesday.

Terrence Germaine Glenn is charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, according to an Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The victim told deputies she was lying in bed when Glenn came into the room and started punching her in the side, then splashed rubbing alcohol on her. He sparked a lighter and she was engulfed in flames, the report said. She ran out of the room and took off her shirt, which was on fire, and when the fire was out, she said Glenn put lotion on her burns, according to the report.

Deputies reported that the room where the incident occurred smelled like rubbing alcohol.

Glenn told deputies he was talking to the victim about a bruise on her face and he was put rubbing alcohol on the bruise when some alcohol spilled on her shirt, the report said. He said he was playing with a lighter and the victim accidentally caught on fire, the report said.

The victim was transported to the Augusta Burn Center.

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