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Perkins father accused of threatening to light wife, baby on fire


PERKINS, Okla. – A Payne County father is arrested for threatening to light his wife and 10-month-old baby on fire.

The incident took place following a violent domestic disturbance.

The Perkins police chief said the suspect allegedly sprayed his wife and baby with lighter fluid, then took out a lighter and threatened to set both of them on fire.

Luckily, the man didn’t follow through on his threat but he’s still facing several felony charges.

Police said the victim had significant bruising to her legs and buttocks and swelling on her face.

“She was trying to put the baby down to sleep and he crawled on top of her and began hitting her,” Perkins police chief Bob Ernst said.

After that, police said, the suspect, Anthony Negahnquet, made an even more disturbing threat of violence.

“She was holding the baby and he allegedly sprayed lighter fluid on her and the baby and he took the lighter out and waved it around in a threatening manner,” Ernst said.

As for what started the violence, court records show the suspect told the victim she “had until the count of three to get off her lazy butt and do his laundry,” before hitting her 30 to 40 times.

“He was upset she didn’t keep a clean house; his words not mine,” Ernst said.

Police arrested the suspect for domestic violence, kidnapping and attempted arson.

He was booked into the Payne County jail on $50,000 bond.

The baby did not suffer any injuries.

The DHS has been called in to investigate.


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