Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's Always In Florida!

Citra women accused of setting boyfriend's genital area on fire
A 29-year-old Citra woman was arrested Saturday after she allegedly doused her boyfriend's genital area with gasoline and set him afire. Victoria Eltonya Bynes, of 17355 NE 16th Terrace in Citra, was charged with aggravated battery and was taken to the Marion County Jail, where she bonded out on $10,000 bond early Sunday morning. Her boyfriend, Andrew Williams, 42, of 17360 NE 18th Ave. in Citra, was transported to Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville with serious injuries. His condition Sunday was unknown. According to Marion County Sheriff reports, Bynes went to Helen Marie Colding's home off Northeast 18th Avenue looking for Williams, her boyfriend. Colding is Williams' mother, and the mother and son live at the same address. Bynes reportedly told Colding, “Your son has some explaining to do,” and left. Bynes then went to the home of Timothy Lewis Galloway, at 2440 NE 167th Place in Citra. Galloway told deputies, who he called to his home, that Bynes had come there and a fight had broken out between her and Williams. Galloway said that Bynes threw a liquid on Williams and lit him on fire. When deputies arrived at the scene, Williams, who smelled of gasoline, was kneeling in the yard, covered in a blanket. He had second- and third-degree burns on his genital area and torso. Williams could not respond because he was in pain. Deputies called for emergency medical services, which transported Williams to Shands. Deputies noticed that the west side of Galloway's yard was burned and smelled of gasoline and that there was a piece of burned cloth inside the burned area.