An Aiken County man is behind bars charged with dousing his girlfriend in gasoline and threatening to kill her.

Deputies were called to the 300 block of Goodman Road in Jackson late Wednesday night. The victim said 51 year old Stephen Wright was in her home when she arrived.  The two argued, he allegedly poured gas on her, threatened to kill her and burn her house down.  Investigators say the victim was also assaulted.

Wright was taken into custody and charged with kidnapping, arson, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, reckless driving, driving under suspension, possession of marijuana and operating a vehicle in an unsafe mechanical condition.

Thanks to Mary Liz Nolan of WGAC for the story.