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Kodiak man accused of pouring gasoline on man

Posted: January 5, 2014 - 12:05am

KODIAK — A 47-year-old Kodiak man is accused of pouring gasoline on another man, who feared he would be set on fire and ran.

Darin Wolfe is charged with attempted murder and assault, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Friday.

According to court documents, police received a call from the victim Wednesday morning about the gasoline dousing.

The incident occurred outside the trailer in an area where police discovered drugs after serving search warrants in September.

Responding police found the victim was in a nearby vehicle with his family. He told police he had walked outside the trailer wearing pants and slippers when Wolfe doused him with gasoline. The victim told police he saw something in the other man’s hands that could have been a lighter and he thought he was going to be set on fire, court documents say.

People at the trailer told police Wolfe was not there. After obtaining search warrants for the home, officers found Wolfe hiding in a closet inside the trailer.

“When they entered the home they found him hiding in a big pile of clothes,” Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace said. “He was taken into custody.”

According to Wallace, the victim is in good condition but hurt his knee slipping and falling while running away from the scene.

It’s unclear if Wolfe has an attorney. His bail has been set at $50,000.

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