Woman Arrested for Allegedly Setting Boyfriend Aflame

A 47-year-old Des Moines woman is accused of setting her boyfriend on fire.

Des Moines police say officers who were dispatched to a home just after 7 p.m. Saturday found medics treating a burned man who was yelling that his girlfriend had set him aflame. The officers arrested Amy Thornton, who lived with the man.

Thornton is charged with willful injury and with attempted murder. Polk County Jail records say she remained in custody Monday, pending $100,000 bail. Online court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment on Thornton’s behalf.