Man douses his girlfriend in gasoline and sets her on FIRE before kidnapping her three-year-old niece and leading police on a wild chase in a white Cadillac
- Jeremy Manning, 42, is said to have driven from Olive Branch, Mississippi, into Memphis after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and set her on fire
- Manning kidnapped his girlfriend’s niece and then led police on a chase
- Memphis police said that Manning told an officer during a traffic stop that he planned on killing the three-year-old girl
- He was eventually arrested after crashing into a police car
A man has been detained after allegedly setting his girlfriend on fire then kidnapping her niece and leading police on a chase.
Jeremy Manning, 42, is said to have driven from Olive Branch, Mississippi, into Memphis after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and set her on fire with gasoline.
Authorities were alerted to the situation after the woman went to the Olive Branch Methodist Hospital with 2nd and 3rd-degree burns, according to FOX 13.
Olive Branch Police Department chief Don Gammage said that Manning took her three-year-old niece with him in his white Cadillac.
Memphis police said that Manning was then pulled over during a traffic stop at 3am on Tuesday and told an officer that he planned on killing the three-year-old girl as he demanded the officer let him use a phone.
While the officer tried to calm Manning down he fled the scene, the New York Daily News reports.
The girl’s aunt was allegedly assaulted by Manning and he is said to have doused the woman with gasoline (the girl pictured with police)
Memphis police said that 42-year-old Jeremy Manning led them on a two state police chase after he told them he was going to kill a three-year-old girl
Memphis police chased him all the way back to Olive Branch where he then crashed into a police car. The two officers inside the police vehicle were taken to a local hospital with non threatening life injuries.
Mississippi authorities stated that the girl was thrown from the vehicle prior to it crashing into the police car.
Manning is then said to have ditched the girl and the vehicle before running away on foot. After he was detained, Manning was taken to a hospital for an evaluation as it was said that he had ingested narcotics.
Authorities were alerted of the situation after the woman went to the Olive Branch Methodist Hospital with 2nd and 3rd-degree burn. She is said to be in critical condition
He is facing multiple charges for the incidents, including attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, arson and kidnapping a child in Olive Branch.
Manning was also charged with child endangerment and fleeing the scene in Memphis.
The Mississippi bond for Manning was set at $1.305million. Whether or not Manning will be extradited is pending.
His girlfriend has since been taken to the Regional One Burn Center and is said to be in critical condition, according to a release from the Olive Branch Police Department.