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Woman accused of setting boyfriend on fire

A Meridian woman is now in jail after police say she set her boyfriend on fire. It happened last month at the Cefco gas station on Highway 19. Police say 21-year-old Tykairre Rice and her boyfriend were horse playing while pumping gas. They say Rice asked her boyfriend to stop, and when he continued, she pulled the gas nozzle out and sprayed gas on him. She allegedly then took a cigarette lighter and set him on fire. Police say her boyfriend suffered burns to one side of his body and is recovering from his injuries. Rice has been charged with aggravated assault and her bond set at $200,000.


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