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Officer: Woman tried to burn husband alive

VANCLEAVE (AP) — He’s accused of assaulting an officer. She’s accused of trying to burn him alive.

Long before Michael Salter was arrested this week in an alleged assault on Jackson County deputies, his wife, Pamela Ruth Salter, was accused of barricading him in a bedroom in their home and setting fire to it.

Pamela Salter, 56, is set for trial later this month on charges of first-degree arson and aggravated domestic violence in that Oct. 26, 2015, incident at the couple’s home on Ridgeland Road in Vancleave.

Michael Salter told deputies he and his wife “had gotten into an argument” and she’d set fire to his some clothes in their bedroom and blocked the door with a heavy object.

Deputies found Pamela Salter hiding in the woods behind the couple’s home and arrested her.

She is out of jail on a $15,000 bond.