Kentucky woman charged with pouring gasoline on store worker and attempting to set employee on fire

A Kentucky woman is charged with pouring gasoline on a convenience store employee and attempting to light it, police said According to the Ashland Police Department, officers responded to a convenience store on the corner of 22nd Street and Winchester Avenue in Ashland at around 9 a.m. after receiving a report of a woman who entered the store and poured gasoline on the salesperson. Police said the woman then held out a lighter in an attempt to set the clerk and the store on fire. Customers inside the store were able to subdue the woman and keep her under control until officers arrived on the scene. The officer took 36-year-old Felicia Helton of Ashland into custody. She was charged with attempted criminal murder. She was taken to the Boyd County Detention Center.

A Kentucky woman is charged with pouring gasoline on a convenience store clerk and attempting to set him on fire, police said.

According to the Ashland Police Department, officers responded to a convenience store on the corner of 22nd Street and Winchester Avenue in Ashland around 9 a.m. after receiving a report of a woman who entered the store. and poured gasoline on the clerk. Police said the woman then held out a lighter in an attempt to set the clerk and the store on fire.

Customers inside the store were able to subdue the woman and keep her under control until officers arrived on the scene.

The officer arrested Felicia Helton, 36, of Ashland. She was charged with attempted criminal murder.

She was taken to the Boyd County Detention Center.