Arrest made after woman says she was set on fire then jumped out window in Fairfield Township

The neighbor told officers that a man inside the house assaulted the woman, set her on fire, and then set the house on fire.
Published: May. 11, 2023 at 12:42 PM EDT
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BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - An arrest has been made after a woman was found lying in the backyard of a home in Fairfield Township with multiple injuries as well as severe burns to her body, police say.

Sgt. Brandon McCroskey says Robbi Davon Robinson, 23, was arrested and booked into the Butler County Jail for aggravated arson and felonious assault.

Robinson lives at the home but police have not said what the relationship is between him and the victim.

Fairfield Township Police and Fire Departments responded to the home in the 2600 block of Arroyo Ridge Court around 10: 25 Thursday morning.

“So I kind of looked out to see what they (his dogs) were barking at and I see one of my neighbors laying in the grass. So, I came running over and her immediate reaction was, ‘He set me on fire,’” neighbor Dennis Williams said.

The woman jumped from a window on the second story of the home, the neighbor said.

“As I was waiting, trying to console her and talk to her and 911, that’s when the smoke moved and you could see it coming out of a larger window. So, it was clearly coming from there and that’s where she came from and you can kind of see the black on the wall. I think she must have brushed the house coming down,” Williams said.

Sgt. McCroskey says the woman was taken to UC Medical Center via Air Care and is currently listed in critical condition.

Additional names are not being released at this time until proper notifications are made, police say.

Investigators continue to seek more information and cooperation from those involved, Sgt. McCroskey said.

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