45 year old Ricky Richmond of Henagar – was accused by Angela Denise Smith of having taken her from her mother’s home in Valley Head against her will and then driving her to an address in Cloudland.
Smith told Chattooga County Deputies that Richmond had refused to let her out of the vehicle so she jumped out of the vehicle, as he pulled up at the residence on Gordon Lane – she then rushed into the home and told the person inside that Richmond was going to “blow up her truck”.
The homeowner then heard an explosion and went outside to find the woman’s truck on fire; the homeowner was able to extinguish the fire and attempted to stop Richmond before he sped away.
Sheriff’s Office Deputies responding to the scene, found a melted plastic gasoline can – and what was described as a “burned roll of paper”.
Richmond was booked into the Chattooga County Jail on a $25,000 bond.