JAMESTOWN – Jamestown police have arrested a man who they say allegedly set a female victim on fire during a domestic incident.
According to a media release sent out by JPD Capt. Robert Samuelson, Jamestown Police arrived at the scene at at 210 Thayer St at about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday and found a 27-year-old female with severe burns to her face, head, and torso. An investigation revealed that the victim was doused in a flammable substance and then set on fire. She was taken to UPMC WCA Chautauqua and then immediately air lifted to ECMC in Buffalo. The victim is reported to be in critical condition.
Officers at the scene were able to take 37-year-old Luis Castro-Mojica into custody, who is currently in the city jail awaiting arraignment on the charge of Assault in the 1st Degree. Mojica-Castro was also wanted on three other domestic incident warrants from a previous incident. Additional charges are expected and the investigation is continuing.