A domestic dispute turned into an explosive situation in a Benton County home Tuesday sending three residents and one firefighter to the hospital.
Rogers Police say at around 11:30 on Tuesday, they responded to a domestic disturbance call to a home at 1220 West Pine Street, but they say it quickly led to a different kind of explosion.
Police say when they arrived at West Pine Street they found the victim sitting outside in the cold, on the street corner in her nightgown. They say she had blood on her face, and was being prepared to be taken to the hospital at the time.
According to police, she had been fighting with her husband, Charles Dodson, whom police say is about 50 years old, and was standing on his home's porch, 1220 West Pine, carrying what appeared to be a two gallon sized gas can. Police say he went inside the residence, then cam back out, yelling something to the officers having to do with his daughter, who was not visible at the time, then he went back indoors.
Officers say they knocked on the door, and heard Dodson yelling inside, followed by a loud explosion and a scream. The officers say they saw flames inside the doorway and smoke started to creep out of the roof vents, so they went into the house and found and handcuffed Dodson, physically taking him from the home.
Police say they also found a disabled teenage girl in a wheelchair, whom they also rescued from the burning house.
Lt. Mike Johnson with Rogers Police says, "they saw flames and smoke coming from the residence, at which time the suspect came to the front door. Officers got that suspect out of the house and also there was a disabled juvenile inside that house which the officers also went in and took out of the residence."
Police say they transported Dodson, the juvenile and the domestic assault victim to Mercy Medical Center for treatment.
Firefighters from several Rogers fire stations said they had the fire out in less than 10 minutes, but not before one of their own suffered injuries from an unknown irritant. He was decontaminated on scene, and also transported to Mercy Hospital.
The woman is being treated for her injuries as a result of the alleged assault.
Police say Dodson was arrested after being treated at the hospital and sent to the Benton County Sheriff's Office to be held for a probable cause hearing. Police say he is being charged with three felony counts of Second Degree Battery, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, and Arson.