Man accused of splashing his wife with fuel during dispute

A TARA man accused of splashing his de facto wife with petrol during a domestic dispute has been held in custody overnight.

Sergeant Matt Carmody of Dalby Police said the 56-year-old man and his 59-year-old partner had been drinking alcohol together at their residence outside Tara yesterday.

About 5pm, it is believed a verbal argument erupted between the pair during which police claim the man splashed petrol on the woman inside the house.

He is alleged to have then gone outside and splashed fuel over a vehicle.

The woman had called her son for help and the two men engaged in a fight during which the 56-year-old man was subdued, Sgt Carmody said.

The man was taken into custody on charges of attempted arson, arson, wilful damage, threatening violence and acts intended to cause harm.

He is due to appear before Dalby Magistrates Court this morning.

Sgt Carmody said police would oppose any bail application.


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