The Richmond Register

August 23, 2013

Man accused of setting wife on fire indicted on assault charge

By Sarah Hogsed
Register News Writer

RICHMOND — A Madison grand jury indicted a local man on a charges of second-degree assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in an incident in which he set his wife on fire, according to the Kentucky State Police.

Anthony R. Barron, 50, faces a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted of both charges.

Barron is accused of spraying his wife with lighter fluid June 22 and setting her on fire.

She was not seriously injured in the incident, according to a court official.

Kentucky State Police troopers who arrested Barron found him to be in possession of a rifle, according to the indictment. Barron has previously been convicted of first-degree drug possession in a 2005 Madison Circuit Court case.

Barron is set for arraignment at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12 in Madison Circuit Court.

Also indicted Wednesday were:

• Anthony Ray Gay, 22; Justin L. White, 20; and Boyd D. Neeley, 19, second-degree assault and second-degree persistent felony offender (Gay and Neeley). The three men are accused of beating a Madison County Detention Center inmate July 29, causing him to suffer broken bones, a punctured lung and other physical injuries, according to the indictment.

• James M. Day, 27, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone), second-degree possession of a controlled substance (Buprenorphine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Cassandra J. Hill, 25, second-degree burglary, theft by deception (more than $500), theft by deception (under $500).

• Virginia L. Montjoy, 38, theft by unlawful taking (less than $10,000) and second-degree persistent felony offender. Montjoy is accused of shoplifting June 8 from Belk department store.

• April Rogers, 27, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (20 dosage units, morphine).

• Phillip S. Brennan, 41, theft by failure to make required disposition of property. He obtained $1,056 through a written agreement to purchase supplies and construct a fireplace in a couple’s home, but he failed to do so, according to the indictment.

Charges against the following people have been dismissed without prejudice:

• Julisa J. Crum

• Andrea N. Hoskins

• Kevin McIntyre

• Erica D. Lemaster

Charges against the following people have been dismissed without prejudice following a no true bill:

• Albert Chaffins

Grand jury indictments do not indicate guilt, only that grand jurors believe the state has enough evidence to proceed with prosecution.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at shogsed@richmondregister.com or 624-6694.