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Ex-boyfriend attacks Georgia woman, sets her on fire

Police in west Georgia arrested a 44-year-old man Friday, charging him with a brutal attack on his ex-girlfriend that left the woman hospitalized with significant burns.

Sherry Hardnett flagged down a LaGrange police officer at about 5 a.m. Friday, telling them that her ex-boyfriend, Damario Davis, broke into her home while she was out and waited for her return, WRBL reported.

Investigators said that Davis held Hardnet against her will, beat her, and kicked her. Then, they said, he poured an accelerant over her and lit her on fire.

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Police said Hardnett had significant burns over much of her body and was taken to Well Star West Georgia Medical Center for treatment.

LaGrange police located Davis and arrested him on an active warrant from a domestic violence situation in April.

He’s now been charged with criminal attempted murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, false imprisonment, burglary, aggravated stalking, and first degree arson.

There was no update on Hardnett’s condition.

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