Tulsa Police have arrested the 23-year-old Tulsa man who is thought to have set his girlfriend on fire during a domestic incident Friday.
His girlfriend, Nicole Partridge
, called for help shortly after 1 p.m. Friday. She had been critically burned over about 80% of her body, from the neck down
. She told firefighters that her boyfriend, Kenneth Kelly McCurley
, lit her on fire after dousing her with gasoline, according to Bill French of the Tulsa Fire Department.
Prior to being sedated, Partridge told a physician at Hillcrest that her injuries were "not an accident," according to the TPD report.
"He will try to say it was an accident but don't believe him
," she said.
During his arrest interview, McCurley told Fire Marshall Scott Winford that he accidently splashed Coleman fuel
on his girlfriend. McCurley also told authorities that he ran because she told him to, the police report states.
On Friday afternoon, police initially thought McCurley was barricaded in the home. Patridge told investigators that McCurley was inside cooking meth, but police but did not find him when they made entry. They did find some components of a meth lab.
Partridge, 33, is in very critical condition in the Hillcrest Burn Unit. The police report states that she is not expected to survive her injuries