Man accused of pouring alcohol on wife, setting her on fire in Pontiac

Posted at 5:52 AM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 05:52:06-05

PONTIAC, Mich. (WXYZ) — A 48-year-old man was accused of setting his wife on fire in Pontiac on Jan. 17, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

The victim, a 53-year-old Pontiac woman, told police she had been set on fire at a residence on Jordon Street by her husband. She had burn marks on her face and arms.

Police say James Monterey Montgomery claimed that his wife accidentally poured alcohol on herself and then dropped her lit cigarette.

Deputies interviewed the victim at the hospital, who told them that she and her husband had been arguing and that he poured rubbing alochol all over her body and used a lighter to set her on fire.

Montgomery was taken into custody and admitted to spraying his wife with brandy liquor, then "flicking" his lighter, setting her on fire after having an argument.

The victim is in critical, but stable condition.

Montgomery was charged with assault with intent to murder and given a $1 million bond, no 10 percent.