Woman hospitalized after ex-boyfriend reportedly set her on fire

Police are investigating and a woman is hospitalized after she was brutally attacked by her ex boyfriend.

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A woman is in the hospital and police are investigating after she reportedly was beaten and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend, whom police identified as a suspect.

WRBL in Columbus reported that about 5 a.m. Friday, victim Sherry Hardnett flagged down an officer for help while walking down South Greenwood Street.

Officers with the LaGrange Criminal Investigations Section began investigating and found Hardnett’s ex-boyfriend, 44-year-old Damario Davis, broke into her home sometime early Friday and waited for her to return home.

When the victim came home, police said, the attack began.

The investigation found Hardnett was held against her will in her home by Davis. He allegedly beat, kicked and poured an unknown flammable accelerant on her, police said.

Hardnett was taken to Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center for treatment for significant burns to her body. An update on her condition is not known, WRBL reported.

Not long after, Davis was taken into jail on an active warrant for his arrest from an April 2020 domestic violence incident.

In connection to the incident, Davis faces additional charges, including criminal attempted murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, false imprisonment, burglary, aggravated stalking and arson first degree, the news station reported.

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