Man Who Tried to Burn Family in Custody - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

04/07/05

Man Who Tried to Burn Family in Custody

The South Carolina man accused of dousing his ex-wife and two children with gasoline has turned himself in. Police have now charged Oscar Lane with assault and battery with intent to kill and with burglary.

Police say Lane broke into his ex-wife's house in Beaufort last week, poured gasoline on her and the children, then tried to set them on fire. When the lighter didn't work, his ex-wife broke free and ran out of the house with her children. A passing police officer heard her cries for help.

Oscar Lane's bond hearing is set for tomorrow morning.

Reported by: Jan Smith, jsmith@wtoc.com

 

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