Man accused of setting person ablaze arrested in Florida

Victim goes to another apartment while still on fire, officials say


HASTINGS, Fla. – A man accused of setting a person on fire during a dispute over money has been arrested, sheriff's officials in Florida said.

Brian Terrance Connor, 35, was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempted first-degree murder, arson and burglary for the incident that happened on Saturday, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office. Bond was set at $250,000.

The victim was taken to a hospital burn unit in Gainesville, and remains in critical condition, The Florida Times-Union reported. Sheriff's officials have not released the person's name, age or gender.

The incident happened at an apartment complex, where Connor is accused of entering a residence and starting an argument, investigators said.

Investigators said Connor doused the victim with a flammable liquid, which he then set on fire before fleeing in a vehicle. The victim went to another apartment, still on fire, and someone there helped extinguish the flames, officials said.

The report didn't say what led investigators to Connor.

A lawyer for Conner was not listed on jail records.