Wife tried to torch her husband, police say

From staff reportsMay 30, 2009 

— A Smithfield woman has been arrested after police say she tried to set her husband on fire.

On May 23, Joyce Renee Finch, 50, and her husband Ricky Finch, 54, were at a neighbor's house and argued, according to Tammy Amaon, a spokeswoman for the Johnston County Sheriff's Office. Ricky Finch went home angry and went to bed, Amaon said.

At 3 a.m., he woke when his wife poured gasoline on him and set the end of the bed on fire, Amaon said.

He was not injured but the end of the bed and the comforter were burned, Amaon said.

Joyce Finch of 161 Ogburn Road was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

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