Martinsville Man Arrested for Setting Woman on Fire

Martinsville, VA - A man has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding after Martinsville police say he set a woman on fire.

Officers responded to an apartment off Mountain Road on March 14.

According to Martinsville police, the victim reported that Charles Wayne Goins cursed at her and then set her face and hair on fire.

The woman suffered second and third degree burns to her face and body and was taken to Winston Salem Baptist Hospital. She was released and was treated again at Memorial Hospital shortly after.

Goins was arrested and charged with aggravated malicious wounding. He is currently incarcerated in the Martinsville City Jail.

If anyone has any information, officials ask that you contact the Martinsville Police Department at 403-5300.