HALLORAN SPRINGS • An Apple Valley resident was arrested on suspicion of torture and arson causing injury after lighting a convenience store bathroom on fire while a woman was locked inside Friday morning.
Damon Alan Spicer, 35, and a woman from Adelanto got into a fight as they traveled together northbound on Interstate 15 through the Mojave Desert, according to officials with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
The pair exited the freeway and went to the Shell Service Station on Cima Road, north of Halloran Springs. Officials said the woman then locked herself in the bathroom to get away from Spicer.
Spicer allegedly lit a fire at the base of the bathroom door after the woman wouldn’t leave the bathroom, according to officials. The fire burned Spicer’s arm and shirt, and caused first and second degree burns to the woman’s ankles. Paramedics treated the victim at the scene.
Spicer fled northbound on the I-15 in a car, but California Highway Patrol officers found and arrested him, according to the report. He is currently being held on $526,000 bail at the Barstow jail.