Higbee Man Charged with Setting Wife, House on Fire

A Randolph county man is accused of setting his wife on fire during a domestic dispute. 45-year-old Willard Hunt of Higbee was arrested this week; his wife, Connie, is hospitalized in Columbia with severe burns to her face and upper torso and arms. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Connie Hunt told police her husband was drunk and threw gasoline on her face before lighting a cigarette or cigarette lighter. She put out the fire and left the house, which also caught fire. Hunt is in the Randolph County Jail on $200,000 cash-only bond.