Ocean Springs man accused of setting fire to woman

By The Associated Press

GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — Police say an Ocean Springs man has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to his girlfriend during an argument at their Gautier apartment.

26-year-old Richard Lee Luss was arrested Monday on a charge of aggravated domestic violence.

Police responded to the fire at the couple’s home on Nov. 27.

Hoggant says the victim, a 22-year-old woman, was found suffering from burns over more than 85 percent of her body. She was taken to University of South Alabama Regional Burn Center in Mobile, where she remains in critical condition. Over the weekend, Hoggatt said the woman came to and was able to tell authorities of the attack.

Luss remains in the Jackson County jail pending a bond hearing.