Odessa man attempts to light wife on fire after dousing her with lighter fluid

An Odessa man has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (family violence), a second-degree felony, after he allegedly doused his wife with lighter fluid and tried to set her on fire.

Trung Van Tran, 43, was arrested by officers responding to the 2200 block of Medford just before midnight Sunday for a call of a disturbance, CBS7 reported.

According to OPD, Tran and his wife had gotten into an argument before the assault, in which he also pushed and hit her in the eye.

During the investigation, police found a broken lighter on the floor.

According to police, witnesses had pull Tran off his wife as he held a lighter in his hand.

Tran was then charged and arrested before being taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.