EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- A southwestern Illinois man is jailed on $500,000 bond and is accused of trying to kill a woman by throwing gasoline onto her and igniting it.
The (Alton) Telegraph reports that 34-year-old Michael Euler of Bethalto is charged in Madison County with attempted first-degree murder.
Police say no one was injured, but no other details about the alleged attack or how the woman managed to escape have been released.
A spokeswoman for the Madison County State’s Attorney says it’s unclear why Euler allegedly tried to kill the woman, saying only that “he was agitated.”
Euler does not have a listed home telephone number, and online court records don’t show whether he has an attorney.