Police: Man doused wife with lighter fluid, tried to light her on fire

Trung Van Tran, 43. (Mugshot courtesy of the Odessa Police Department)

ODESSA -- A man was arrested after police say he doused his wife with lighter fluid and tried to light her on fire.

Trung Van Tran, 43, has been charged and arrested with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Family Violence), a 2nd Degree Felony.

According to the Odessa Police Department, their officers responded to the 2200 block of Medford Sunday night for a call of a disturbance.

When police arrived on scene, they met with a woman and her husband identified as Tran.

Investigation of the scene revealed that Tran and his wife had gotten into an argument before he doused her with lighter fluid and attempted to light her on fire with a lighter, according to OPD. Police also learned that Tran pushed his wife afterward and hit her in the eye.

A witness on scene told police that he had to pull Tran off of his wife.

Officers searching the scene found a broken lighter on the floor.

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