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Deputies: Suspect Burned Victim During Domestic Dispute

OSWEGO, NY – A Watertown man is behind bars for allegedly burning someone during a domestic dispute.

Matthew D. Roof
Matthew D. Roof

At 3:48 p.m. Thursday, Matthew D. Roof, 34, of 26279 Middle Road, Watertown, was arrested for first-degree assault, degree, a class B felony.

The charge stems from the investigation into a domestic dispute that occurred in the town of Hastings.

Roof allegedly threw rubbing alcohol and vodka on the victim then proceeded to light them on fire.

There was no report as to the condition of the victim.

Roof was arraigned in the Village of Central Square Court and remanded to the Oswego County Jail.

He is being held without bail.

Roof is scheduled to return to the Town of Hastings Court on Sept. 10.